The Contribution of Classroom Assessment Practices on Enhancing Students’ Academic Performance in Mufindi District, Tanzania

Lupenza, John Said (2020) The Contribution of Classroom Assessment Practices on Enhancing Students’ Academic Performance in Mufindi District, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study investigated the contribution of classroom assessment practices on enhancing students’ academic performance in Mufindi District-Iringa region. It held three specific objectives namely to: determine the contribution of classroom assessment on students’ academic performance, ascertain perceptions on assessment tools used during classroom assessment and to examine challenges in the assessment and feedback procedures based on classroom assessment in secondary schools in Mufindi District. The study used mixed research approach and case study research design. The data were collected using questionnaires, interviews and documentary reviews. The study collected data from 100 students, 40 class teachers, 5 head of schools, 5 academic master/mistress and 10 parents. Findings revealed that provision of classroom assessments enhances students’ performance in final examination. It was also noticed that appropriate usage and preparation of assessment tools trigger student’s self-discovery, self-awareness and build self-esteem. Further, the study revealed that teachers have little skills of Information and communication technology (ICT) needed in lesson planning and preparation assessment tools to improve performance of students. The challenges outlined in this study called for immediate measures that emphasize ICT training to teachers as a working tool to improve the performance of students; and improving pedagogical skills to teachers would enhance students’ performance in schools. This study recommends to decision makers to allocate training budget for classroom teachers to improve teachers’ assessment skills and hence improve the performance of students in schools. Keywords: Measurement of Classroom Assessment Tools, Assessment in Classroom, and Students’ Academic Performance.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2021 07:17
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2021 07:17

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