ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICES FOR ENHANCING CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT IN BASIC EDUCATION IN IFE NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OSUN STAT, NIGERIA
Margaret Funke Faremi & Oyekunle Ramota Ajoke
The study investigated administrative practices for enhancing continuous assessment in basic education in primary schools in Ife north local government area of osun state. The study is a descriptive study; Teachers in primary schools formed the population for the study. A total of two hundred (200) teachers formed the sample for the study. A self-structured questionnaire was used for data collection and reliability level was 0.78 using Cronbach alpha.The findings of the study deduced that the various administrative practices exist in Osun State primary schools. The study also revealed that various forms of continuous assessment were adopted in basic education primary schools in Osun state, Nigeria. Also, administrative practices influence continuous assessment in Osun state primary schools as perceived by teachers. Findings revealed there is a positive significant relationship between administrative practices and continuous assessment in Osun State primary schools. It was recommended that teachers should focus on both formative assessment and extra curricula activities form of continuous assessment, school administrators should ensure implementation of various administrative practices, government should help create facilities that will further help in implementation of continuous assessment and School community should ensure constant relationship with school administrators to discuss various administrative practices.