TEACHERS FEEDBACK AND ITS IMPACT ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN GHANA: A CASE STUDY OF NEW EDUBIASE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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  • Justice Agyei Ampofo University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana, University of Education, Winneba-Ghana and Ghana Education Service, Upper West Region, Wa, Ghana

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to investigate how feedbacks from teachers affect the academic achievement of New Edubiase Senior High School students in the Adansi South District of Ghana. The descriptive survey design was employed for this study. The researcher used questionnaire as the main instruments for data collection. The target population for the study was all the teachers and students of New Edubiase Senior High School. In all, 60 teachers and 60 students were used for the study. Simple random and purposive sampling strategy was employed to select respondents for the study. Percentages were used for the analysis of the response and presented in tables and charts. Findings showed that students of New Edubiase Senior High School are aware of the importance of teachers’ feedback, both formal and informal type of formative assessment is used in assessing students of New Edubiase Senior High School by their teachers but the type of formative assessment that is mostly used in assessing students is formal. The study also found out that feedback help students to know the benefit of learning, encourages students to be more active and participate in class activities, help students to internalize and process the demands of task given to them by their teachers, increases self-esteem of students, guides students in on their performance, feedback deepen the understanding of students on their performance and also clarify what students should do. The study concluded that feedback can be used as an effective teaching tool by teachers in improving students’ academic achievement. Based on the findings, it was recommended that teachers of New Edubiase Senior High School should use formative feedback effectively as an effective tool on student learning and achievement and must also see the importance of assessment and clearly show how feedback can have a positive impact on student learning.
Keywords: Teachers Feedback, Impacts, Senior High School Students, Academic Performance, New Edubiase.

Author Biography

Justice Agyei Ampofo, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana, University of Education, Winneba-Ghana and Ghana Education Service, Upper West Region, Wa, Ghana

Justice Agyei Ampofo is a Built Environment Specialist with special research interest in education, buildings maintenance, facility management, real estate management, land use change, land management, environmental management and sustainability.

Published

2020-12-28

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