EVALUATING THE POTENTIALS OF STANDARDIZED JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL INTEGRATED SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT TESTS FOR MONITORING THE QUALITY OF TEACHING By Dr. N. E. U. Inyang, FSTAN
An effective monitoring of the teaching-learning effort in education is an important requirement. Every Junior Secondary School (JSS) subject is based on a set curriculum which must be followed with respect to the course objectives and content. The course objectives are expected to cover the different domains of educational objectives – cognitive, affective and psychomotor. The objectives in the cognitive domain which are of interest in this study follow those of Bloom (1956). The tests reported by Inyang & Jegede (1991) covered all the cognitive levels of knowledge, comprehension, application and analysis, synthesis and evaluation grouped under higher order. The test items were drawn from the different themes of the Integrated Science core curriculum.
Inyang, N. E.U. (2000): Evaluating the potentials of Junior Secondary Integrated Science and Standardized achievement tests for monitoring the quality of teaching in: A.M. Wokocha (2000): Quality in Nigerian Education: Agenda for action, pp. 438-449 Port Harcourt; Osia International Publisher Co. Ltd.