Effectiveness of Mock Examination in Predicting Academic Performance of Senior Secondary School Students in Education District II of Lagos State.
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Unilag Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (UJCI), Faculty of Education, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba.,
Mock Examinations serves as a parameter for predicting performance in SSCE examinations for our secondary school students’, however, despite the use of Mock Examinations, the achievement of students in the SSCE examinations is still worrisome. Thus, the purpose of this study was the Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Mock Examination in Predicting Academic Performance of Senior Secondary School Students in Education District II . The study was an ex-post- facto research design. The population comprised of all Senior Secondary School III students who sat for SSCE and Mock examination in 2016/2017 academic session in education district two of Lagos state. The Multi- stage sampling techniques were adopted to select 152 participants for the study The instrument used for the data collection was students’ grade chart (SGC) , It were designed in such a way that the students’ grades could be obtained in STANINE form. Two-research hypotheses were formulated and tested to guide the study at 0.05 level of significance. The empirical findings showed that; Mock Examinations in Mathematics and Biology are good predictors of SSCE Mathematics and Biology; also, there is a significant relationship between Mock Examination and WASSCE performances especially for Mathematics and English Language. Based on these findings, it was recommended among others that State Ministry of Education should ensure that the selection of students for SSCE is maintained while the Mock Examination is sustained, repackaged and improved upon for better performance in these external examinations. It can therefore, be concluded that the Mock Exam was a good method of preparing students for external examinations, than the terminal ss2 promotion examination.
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Akanni,O.O. (2019). Effectiveness of Mock Examination in Predicting Academic Performance of Senior Secondary School Students in Education District II of Lagos State. Unilag Journal of Curriculum and Instruction.(UJCI), Faculty of Education, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba.1(1),217-229.