The effects of Form Two Secondary Education Examinations (FTSEE) on Academic Performance at Ordinary Level Education: A Case of Selected Schools in Mbeya City

Selemani, Halima (2018) The effects of Form Two Secondary Education Examinations (FTSEE) on Academic Performance at Ordinary Level Education: A Case of Selected Schools in Mbeya City. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated the effects of form Two Secondary Education Examinations (FTSEE) in academic performance at ordinary level education in Mbeya City. The study employed a total of six (6) school heads, 36 teachers and 180 students. The study sought responses on the comparison between FTSEE and CSEE results before, during and after FTSEE termination, the extent to which FTSEE results of particular students correlated with CSEE results at a number of selected schools, the extent to which both teachers and students perceived FTSEE as a motivation for performance improvement in teaching and learning processes and finding out the merits and demerits of FTSEE in academic achievement. The study employed both quantitative and qualitative approaches. In the quantitative approach, the Pearson correlation coefficient was used to measure the degree of correlation between FTSEE and CSEE results. Qualitatively, questionnaires were used to collect information from respondents. The obtained correlation coefficient values, most of which were approaching 1.0, revealed that there was a significant correlation between FTSEE results and CSEE results thus significant relationship between the two. Similarly, findings from the questionnaires showed that the majority of perceived the existence of the relationship between FTSEE results and those of the CSEE and city were motivated by FTSEE to work hard in teaching and learning processes. The study therefore concludes that screening FTSEE performance has a positive effect in CSEE performance than screening FTSEE. Besides, the study recommends to the Government and further study that, screening FTSEE should persist and to emphasize on broad range of exams from quizzes to annual exams that contribute to better CSEE for the whole country.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 13:13
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2019 13:13
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2344

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