International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 239

Article in Press



  •  Received: 21 June 2021
  •  Accepted: 08 July 2022
Continuous assessment is a holistic approach that systematically obtains information about the knowledge, interest, attitude, behavior, skills and potentials of learners. This is done at predetermined intervals lo reap its benefits. This paper sought to find out strategies for improving teachers" attitude and commitment towards continuous assessment in secondary schools in Anambra State of Nigeria. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The population of the study comprises of five thousand, eight hundred teachers (3522 were female while 2278 were male).Multi stage procedure was adopted in selecting sample for the study. The researcher uses proportionate sampling in selecting three secondary schools each from the three educational zones in Anambra state. From each of these schools, the researcher used balloting without replacement to select 15 teachers from each school. This amounted up to 135 number of teachers selected as sample for the study. Instrument used for data collection was a 26 item questionnaire distributed to 135 secondary school teachers and later, 127 were duly completed, returned and used for the study. The instrument for the study was tagged Strategies for improving Teachers Attitude and Commitment Towards Continuous Assessment (1TACTCA) with reliability coefficient of 0.76, 0.74, for cluster A and B which gave a total value of 0.75 respectively. The reliability coefficient was determined using Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient technique. Analysis was done using mean scores to answer the two research questions while t-test was used in testing the hypothesis on .05 degree. Findings among all reveal that attitudes teachers display include poor use of time, lateness in school, poor preparation, favouritism, nonchalant attitude in improvising instructional materials. Based on these findings, it was recommended among all that heads of secondary schools should ensure that teachers are monitored on how they implement continuous assessments as this will make teachers sit up to their responsibilities and make them more committed to their job and that teachers should be constantly re-trained on ethics of the teaching profession and need to align their attitude towards these ethics for the improvement of academic activities in the school.

Keywords: Teachers, attitude, commitment, continuous assessment