Article Number: DRJSSES7152073387
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26765/DRJSSES7152073387
ISSN: 2449-0806

Vol. 7 (3), pp. 37-43, April 2020

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Original Research Article

Assessment of Performances of High School Students in Akure South Local Government Area, Nigeria

O. R. Olorunlogbon


Abstract

In this study, the researcher sets out to statistically assess the difference in group mean performances of seven (7) High Schools in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria. The data collected is based on the final examination performance of 11th Grade (Senior Secondary School 2) students in Mathematics and English Language in 2012/2013 academic session. 50 students were selected in each of the 7 schools, making 350 students in all. Descriptive Statistics on these performances were obtained. Basic normality assumption tests were performed and the use of Welch ANOVA and F-test ANOVA were employed to assess these groups means differences in both Mathematics and English Language respectively. Findings from the result of the analysis reveal a Welch Statistic of 4.759 and a P-value < 0.05 (p = 0.000) for Mathematics; a F-statistic of 22.291 and a P-value < 0.05 (p = 0.000) for English Language. These two results are significant, which means that there is strong evidence that the mean performances of the students of the 7 High Schools are unequal. Post-Hoc Tests are thereafter performed and it is found out that there are 5 pairwise differences in the mean performances of the students in Mathematics and 13 pairwise differences in the mean performances of the students in English Language.


Keywords: Mean performance, ANOVA, students, high schools, significant difference


 Received: March 5, 2020  Accepted: April 12, 2020  Published: April 30, 2020


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