CORRELATIONAL ANALYSIS BETWEEN STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS IN JSCE-MOCK AND JSCE EXAMINATION IN JOS NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, PLATEAU STATE-NIGERIA
Matawal David Bulus
Depaetment of Remedial Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Jos, Nigeria.
Accepted February, 2016
The study examined the relationship between students’ achievement in mathematics in JSCE-MOCK and JSCE. The study comprised of 104 JSS III students drawn from four Secondary Schools in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria. The results of the selected students in mathematics in JSCE-MOCK and JSCE were selected for the study using Students Mathematics Achievement Test Booklet (SMATB), which was developed by the researcher. Thus, the design of the study is an ex post facto. The data collected were analyzed using Karl Pearson correlation coefficient (r). The significance of the correlation was tested using t-test at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the study reveals that a significant relationship exists between students’ achievement in mathematics and that a significant relationship exists between male and female students in mathematics in JSCE-MOCK and JSCE as revealed by the independent analyses in the study. Some of the recommendations made are that school authorities should ensure that their students are well prepared for the JSCE-MOCK. They should also ensure that students accord the JSCE-MOCK all the seriousness it deserves.