Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 02 September 2019

Achieving Assessment Results: Distance Education Students of University of Education, Winneba Use of Test Taking-Skills to Solve In-Built Activities in Counselling From Self-Instructional Course Manual

Samuel Asare Amoah

University of Education, Winneba

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Pages: 575-584

Keywords: Test-Taking Skills, In-Built Activities, Distance Education Students, Counselling, Self-Instructional Modules, Distance Education Modules


Adopting appropriate test-taking skills is crucial to test performance. The study assesses the use of test-taking skills among distance education (DE) students of University of Education, Winneba (UEW) in solving in-built activities on counselling in self-instructional course manual. Adopting the ex-post facto design and quantitative approach, the study used 18 participants selected through convenience sampling technique. Two instruments-test-taking questionnaires to measure the test-taking skills of participants and in-built activities in DE modules-were used to measure students' academic performance. From the analysis, DE students all adopted test-taking skills, and it was established that there was a significant relationship between students test-taking skills and their academic performance. It is concluded that test-taking skills were necessary to be used to solve in-built activities on counseling. It is recommended that the model writers need to suggest some test-taking skills which need to be used for solving in-built activities in the DE modules, especially in counseling.


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