International Council for Education, Research and Training

Enhancing Student Academic Performance through Educational Testing and Measurement

Faniyi, Adeola Opeyemi
PhD Scholar, Faculty of Education of the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso,
Oyo State, Nigeria


Student academic performance depends upon several factors that can improve or impair their performance. Educational testing and measurement have been attested to help improve students’ academic performance. Educational testing and measurement are used in education to explain the learning progress and assess the outcome of any learning situation. Hence, educational testing and measurement are crucial to the educational system of any given country as it avails itself numerous benefits, such as feedback for both the learners and instructors, evaluation of knowledge gained, and identification of gaps to be filled, among others. The need for educational testing and measurement at all levels of education cannot be over-emphasized; however, the paper focuses on tertiary education students in Nigeria. It seeks to explore the various ways educational testing and measurement enhance students’ academic performance. Several articles have been written regarding student academic performance; however, there is a need to write more, given the current situation in the country and the world. The study is descriptive as it explores the practice of enhancing students’ academic performance through educational testing and measurement. It engaged in library research to gather data and is limited in scope to tertiary institution students in Nigeria. It thus provides a means to enhance students’ academic performance through educational testing and measurement. The paper argues that student academic performance can be enhanced through educational testing and measurement because of its benefits. Hence, it is recommended that tertiary institutions in Nigeria take educational testing and measurement procedure more seriously. 

Key Words – Student Academic performance and Educational Testing and Measurement.

Impact Statement

ISSUE: – Inadequate testing, or the absence thereof, contributes to the academic struggles experienced by numerous students. Educational testing and measurements can help students improve because they have advantages and play important roles. Some Nigerian educational institutions fail to prioritize allocating time for proper testing and measurement, and even when they do, it is done incorrectly.

WHAT HAS BEEN DONE: The interest levels of students in Nigerian colleges in their academic pursuits significantly rise when they receive tests and evaluations that effectively measure their progress, as indicated by the research findings. Their grades and schoolwork would improve with testing and measuring their knowledge and skills.

IMPACT: Students and teachers/instructors have learned more about the advantages of educational testing and measurements. A simple system for testing and evaluating education has been established. Investigation reveals a change in people’s perspectives on testing and evaluating education.

About The Author

I am Adeola Opeyemi Faniyi. I am married to Omobolaji Paul Faniyi. I am a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education of the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria.

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