Eshetu Girma Asebot, Samson Wondirad, Kasaye Ayele
The purpose of this study was to investigate the implementation of continuous assessment in theoretical and practical class of physical education in secondary schools of Jimma Zone. Crosse sectional survey research design was employed. The sample of data was 58 school leaders and 48 teachers from 18 weredas and they selected by simple random sampling technique. Data for the study were collected through questionnaires, interviews, and document analyses. The data collected were analyzed by using percentages, means and weighted means and an independent sample t-test used by computing the data on SPSS version 20. The data gathered through open ended questions, interviews and document analyses were analyzed qualitatively through narration for the purpose of triangulation. The findings of this study revealed that there is an inadequate knowledge about how to implement continuous assessment, the teachers’ understanding about purposes of continuous assessment were insufficient. Even though there are various assessment types in assessing students, only a few of them were implemented in Physical Education class. High workload of teachers, large class size, lack of resources and time constraint are major conditions that influence to implement continuous assessment.
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