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APPLICABILITY OF REGRESSION MODEL IN MODERATING INTERNAL ASSESSMENT SCORES IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA

Abe, T. O.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Abstract


This study investigated regression model of statistical moderation of internal assessment scores. This is an ex-post-facto research design in which there was no treatment and manipulation of subject instead it involved the collection of data from records. Cluster sampling technique was adopted to select five hundred students that were made up of fifty students each from ten secondary schools. The hypothesis formulated for the study was analyzed using Pearson-product-moment correlation statistical technique. The results revealed that Regression model does not utter the strength of relationships among the internal assessment scores in Mathematics, English language and Biology and at the same time there were significant relationships among the internal assessment scores in the three subjects before and after the statistical moderation by regression model. Based on this finding, the study recommended that regression model should not be used as a means of moderating internal assessment scores because it does not utter the strength of relationship as expected in order to ascertain the quality control of teachers' assessment scores in Nigerian Secondary Schools.

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