International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Survey Paper | Education Management | Ghana | Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018


Assessing the Planning Skills of Biology Students in Selected Senior High Schools in Eastern Region of Ghana

Charles Agyei Amoah [6] | Nathan Ohene Gyang [2] | Akorfa Akosua Agbosu [2]


Abstract: This study is on assessing planning skills of biology students in selected senior high schools. One public/government science school offering biology was selected randomly and one private science school offering biology was also selected purposively for this study. A task was developed for assessing the planning skills of biology students at SHS 3. The research questions were answered using the Mann-Whitney U-test. The results indicated that males performed better than females in planning skills and the result was statistically significant. On school type, students from private schools scored higher than students from public schools on the planning skill but the result was not statistically significant. It was recommended that female science students must be given more attention in planning activities in order to arouse their interest in science and develop their planning skills. Students from both private and public school must be made to perform more science activities that require them to do planning in order to develop their planning skills.


Keywords: Assessment, Planning skills, Psychometric testing, Performance task, Dichotomous scoring


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018,


Pages: 657 - 662


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