History and Government: What is the purpose of summative evaluation in teaching?


6a iv).Explain the purposes of summative evaluation.

This type of evaluation has the following purposes:

  • To determine the effectiveness and worthiness of a programme, e.g. 8:4:4 in order to make reliable decisions about educational planning in terms of time, humanpower, and other resources.
  • To predict the general trend in the teaching/learning process.
  • To identify problems that might hinder the achievement of set goals of education.
  • To furnish the public (community) with the information concerning school’s performance,
  • To provide information to employers in order to determine at what level of education a certificate holder should enter a career
  • To select students for further education

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