n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - The efficacy of authentic assessment and portfolio assessment in the learning of social studies in junior secondary schools in Osun State, Nigeria

Volume 23, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



The study investigated the significant difference in students' achievement between Authentic assessment and Portfolio achievement as well determined students' attitude towards authentic and portfolio assessments. The study also verified whether there would be a significant relationship between students' achievement and their attitude towards authentic assessment as well as portfolio assessment. These were with a view of enhancing the effective use of authentic and portfolio assessments in the learning of Social Studies in junior secondary schools in Osun State. The study employed two group pre-test only non-randomized experimental research design. The population for the study consisted of students in J.S.S. two classes in Osun State. The sample consisted of 480 Social Studies students that were purposively selected in two secondary schools in Osun State. Three research instruments were developed by the researcher. Four research hypotheses were raised. The t-test and chi-square statistical analyses were utilized for data analysis. Two hypotheses were accepted while the remaining two were rejected. It was recommended among others, that more studies on the mode of assessment were needed in Nigeria so that efforts at improving educational system could be goal oriented especially in this dispensation of educational reform.

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