EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND SUPERVISION REVITALIZATION AND QUALITY SECONDARY EDUCATION IN RIVERS STATE
Ezekiel Rawlings & Dr. S. T. Afangideh
The study investigated educational assessment and supervision revitalization and quality secondary education in Rivers State. Two research questions were answered and two hypotheses tested in the study. The design adopted for the study was correlation design. The population of the study consisted of 7,142 teachers out of which 379 teachers were sampled for the study using random sampling technique. Instruments adopted for collection of data were questionnaire titled “Educational Assessment and Supervision Revitalization Scale” (EASRS) and Quality Secondary Education Scale (QSES). The face and content validation of the instrument were determined by two experts in Educational Management and Measurement and Evaluation, Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt while Cronbach alpha was used to determine the reliability of the instrument with an average reliability index of EASRS was 0.83 while QSES was 0.88. There were 379 copies of the questionnaire administered out of which 368 copies representing 97% were retrieved. Research questions raised were answered using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (PPMC) while the hypotheses were tested using r-ratio at 0.05 level of significance and 366degrees of freedom. The result of the study showed that educational assessment revitalization and educational supervision revitalization had strong and positive relationship of r= 0.88 and r=0.81 with quality secondary education in Rivers State and the relationship was also significant. It was recommended that educational assessment should be a regular exercise to improve on the quality of secondary education in Rivers State.