Information and Communication Technology and School Based Assessment: Challenges for Sustainable Development
AbstractInformation and Communication technology and school based assessment (SBA) is practice that broadens the form mode, means and scope of assessment in the school using modern technologies in order to facilitate and enhance learning. This study sought to ascertain the efficacy of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in SBA. The study was a descriptive survey carried out in Anambra State. The sample comprised 110 headteachers, 45 staff of local government authority and 660 teachers, giving a total of 815 respondents. Stratified random sampling due to location and nature of job were used to select the sample. Four research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. The instrument used was a 41-item questionnaire developed by the researchers. The instrument was validated. Internal consistency was computed using Crombach alpha for the four sections thus; section A = 0.83, section B = 0.91, section C = 0.88 and section D = 0.79. The instrument was administered and data collected. The instrument was used to collect data. The data collected were analysed using means for research questions and analysis of Variance (ANOVA) for hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The result showed among others that ICT is very useful in SBA and all primary schools be provided with ICT facilities and that teachers should be computer literate for sustainable development.
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