Take-Home Assignment as Correlate to Academic Performance of Computer Studies Students in Junior Secondary Schools in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.


Authors : AJAYI OPEYEMI; OKOH MAUREEN O

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 11 - November

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This study examined Take-home Assignment as Correlate to Academic Performance of Computer Studies Students in Junior Secondary Schools in AdoEkiti, Ekiti State. Descriptive research design of the survey type was employed and used. The population of the study was one hundred students of Junior Secondary School two (JSS2) out of all Junior Secondary School in Ekiti State, using multistage sampling techniques. A selfdesign questionnaire title Computer Studies Achievement Test (CSAT) was used to elicit information from the respondents. The first instrument consisted 20 item questions to know the important of take-home assignment on students’ academic performance. The second instrument consisted 25 items on Computer Studies Achievement Test (CSAT) was administered. Both face and content validity were satisfied by experts after the construction of the instruments. A test retest method was used through the administration of the instrument to 15 respondents outside the sample within 2 weeks to obtained reliability coefficient 0.79. The study found the Take-home Assignment as Correlate to Academic Performance of Computer Studies Students in Junior Secondary Schools in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. Specifically, the study sought to: - investigate whether given Takehome assignment to students in Computer Studies is better than restricting them only to classroom work; make useful suggestions that will be based on the findings in the act of giving Take-home assignment to the students in Computer Studies and determine whether there will be any discrepancy in the academic performance of Computer Studies Student due to the Take-home assignment. The findings of this study will be of immense benefit to students, teachers, parents, policy makers, society and prospective researchers. The results showed that there was no significant relationship between Takehome Assignment and Students’ Academic Performance in Computer Studies. The study also revealed that there was no significant difference between Take-home Assignment and Classroom activity of Students’ in Computer Studies. The study equally revealed that there was no significant relationship between Take-home Assignment and Classroom activity of students’ in Computer Studies. The study further showed that there was no significant difference between Take-home Assignment and Students’ Academic Performance in Computer Studies. It was conclusion that there was a direct and positive relationship between Take-home assignment and academic performance of Junior Secondary School Students in Computer Studies in Ado Local Government and Take-home Assignment are useful practice strategies for the improvement of students’ performance when important factors are adequately considered. It was recommended that Take-home assignments should not be something that was completed once and never discussed again. It should be continuous activities in other to keep the students busy doing profitable things after the school hours; Parents have a significant responsibility to play in supporting student learning. Studies reveal that students perform better in school if their parents are involved in their education. By becoming familiar with the curriculum, parents can determine what is being taught in the courses their daughters and sons are taking and what they are expected to learn. This awareness will enhance parents’ ability to discuss their children’s work with them, to communicate with teachers, and to ask relevant questions about their children’s progress and Teachers should use variety of instructional, assessment, and evaluation strategies, that would provide several opportunities for students to develop skills and knowledge, as well as knowledge of computer studies concepts, processes, and structures, that will permit them to contribute more effectively in their communities as active and responsible citizens

Keywords : Take-home Assignment, Computer Studies, Correlation, Performance, Teacher, Student.

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