RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STUDENT PERFORMANCE IN CONTINUES ASSESSMENT (CA) AND SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (SSCE) AND SSCE WAEC IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN BORNO STATE, NIGERIA
Test constructed by the teacher at the class room level at the end of a term or end of the year is referred to as school-based examination or continues assessment (CA) Student often perform well in the CA because items are drawn from topic covered by the class teacher. This study is to find out the predictive validity of CA in relation to NECO and WAEC, SSCE. The population of the study was all (670) senior secondary school in Borno state. Student performance in CA and WAEC and NECO English language and the History studies in senior secondary school in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were correlated. Purposive sampling was used in selecting the school, the result of the analysis revealed that student’s performance in SSCE WAEC and SSCE NECO was low but their performance in CA is high. The student performance is low in English language in NECO and WAEC because no student score A or B grade for the three years in school studied. While no student obtained A or B in NECO and WAEC, the student performance in history for the three years show that few students obtained A and B grades the researcher recommend that teacher in senior secondary schools should be made to go for workshops on test construction so that they can construct good test items to match WAEC and NECO standard.