Impact of Teacher’s Assessment Skills and Teaching Effectiveness on the Academic Performance of Adolescents in Lagos,Nigeria
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The research work examined the impact of teachers’ assessment skills and teaching effectiveness on academic performance of adolescents in Lagos Metropolis. The descriptive survey research design was adopted in the study. The population of the study comprised all secondary school students in public schools in Lagos metropolis. The sample of the study consists of three hundred (300) respondents randomly selected from Education District I of Lagos State. The instruments used for data collection was a self -developed questionnaire titled “Impact of Teachers ‘Assessment Skills and Teaching Effectiveness on the Academic Performance of Adolescents (ITASTEAPAQ)” and a Mathematics Achievement Test (MAT). The instruments have a reliability coefficient of 0.74 and 0.79 when tested at 0.05 significance level. Three hypotheses were tested to guide the study and all were rejected. The result of the data analysis revealed that: teachers’ assessment skills, teaching effectiveness and years of teaching experience have significant relationship on the academic performance of adolescents in Lagos, Nigeria. The study recommends among others that Ministry of education should make more efforts in the inspection and monitoring of schools to ensure that professional experienced teachers stay on the job and that only teacher who have relevant qualifications and relevant teaching experience should be recruited to teach in secondary schools. Also, the in-service training of teachers should be embarked upon periodically by government agencies and private school proprietors to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of teachers.
Teachers’ Assessment Skills , Teaching Effectiveness , Years of Experience , Academic Performance , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Akanni.O.O. (2019). Impact of Teacher’s Assessment Skills and Teaching Effectiveness on the Academic Performance of Adolescents in Lagos, Nigeria. Journal of Pedagogical Thought.(IJPT), Faculty of Education, Kampala International University, Tanzania. 14(1),151-165