Z. C. Obi, C. N. Ezeh, U. G. Ezemba, C. T. Onyeodili, C. C, Ezemba


The study aimed at determining the managerial strategies used by secondary school Principal s in Anambra State Nigeria for continuous assessment. The population of the study consisted of 6382 teachers in government own secondary schools and 257 Principal s. The sample of the study comprised 630 teachers and 63 Principals. Three research questions guided the study. The instrument for data collection was a researcher made validated questionnaire. The reliability of the study was determined using Cronbach Alpha formula and reliability of 0.79, 0.81 and 0.80 were got for sections B, C and D respectively. Data collected was analyzed using mean to answer the research questions. The study revealed among others that many managerial strategies especially provision of relevant materials, regular meetings with teachers, team work are used by school Principal s for continuous assessment. Strategies most poorly used include; budgeting sufficient time for supervision of teachers, application of research findings and developing simpler assessment procedures. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others that government should provide sufficient fund and modern data storage systems to schools. Regular workshops should be organized for teachers and efforts should be made by the Principal s to use valid and reliable tests in the schools.


managerial strategies, continuous assessment, secondary school principals and Anambra State.

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