LEARNERS’ ASSESSMENT SUPERVISION TRAINING NEEDS OF PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL HEAD TEACHERS IN BUNGOMA WEST SUB- COUNTY, KENYA
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CURRENT RESEARCH
Effective curriculum supervision by head teachers is necessary for schools to offer quality education to learners. possess requisite knowledge, skills and attitude in supervision of learners’ assessment. In Bungoma West Sub-County low academic achievement was an issue in m of Primary Education (KCPE) examination, the Sub below average with performance indices of 237.22, 239.63 and 232.30 respectively out of possible 500 marks. This was attributed to various factors, with inefficiency in learners’ assessment often mentioned by stakeholders in the Sub for primary school head teachers had previously b and not actual curriculum supervision needs of head teachers. The purpose of the study was to assess learners’ assessment supervision training needs of public primary school head teachers in Bungoma W Sub-County. Specific objectives were to determine the discrepancies between the ideal and actual learners’ assessment supervision knowledge, skills and attitudes of the head teachers. The study used descriptive survey research design. A conceptual fr guide the study. The study population was 81 primary school head teachers, 1 Sub Education (SCDE) and 1 Teachers Service Commission Sub instruments comprised of head teachers questionnaire, interview schedule and document analysis guide. To ascertain reliability of the instruments, a pilot study was carried out involving 10% of the study population. Curriculum studies experts at Bomet Univer re-test was analyzed by descriptive statistics of frequencies, percentages and means. Quali based on objectives and analyzed between ideal and actual learners’ assessment supervision knowledge and skills of head teachers (m=4.02). The study equally observed ve assessment supervision (m=3.75). The study concluded that head teachers had training needs with regard to learners’ assessment. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended th primary school head teachers should focus on participants’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in learners’ assessment supervision with specific emphasis on construction of various types of test items and mechanisms for monitoring quality significant to the Ministry of Education and Teachers Service Commission Sub organization of INSET courses for head teachers. The study findings further contr knowledge in the field of teacher education and training.
Learners' Assessment, Curriculum Supervision, Training Needs Assessment, Primary School Head Teachers