Assessment of Students' and Parents' Attitudes to Continuous Assessment: A Base-Line Study for School-Based Assessment Practice

  • OM Alade


This study assessed the status of the students' (the beneficiaries) and their parents' (major stakeholders) attitudes to Continuous assessment in order to determine their entry behaviour for SBA with a view to either upgrading or sustaining. The populations of the study were the Junior Secondary School students and their parents. The samples included one hundred and fifty (150) students and fifty (50) parents. The instruments used were the Students' Questionnaire on Attitude to Continuous Assessment (SQACA) and Parents' Questionnaire on Attitude to Continuous Assessment (PQACA). The major finding was that the students and the parents were slightly positively disposed to the practice of Continuous Assessment. The implications of this and other findings to effective educational management were discussed and recommendations were made.

Keywords: Continuous Assessment; School-based assessment.

International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4 (1) 2008: pp. 91-100

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