• This refers to the efforts a school may make to determine the extent to which it achieves the objectives of the syllabuses it teaches.
  • The evaluation may involve all subjects or may be directed certain subject areas only as the need may arise.
  • It focuses on whether the national and school curriculum objectives are being translated into learning experiences during the teacher-student classroom interaction.


According to Gatawa (1990:P. 50), the term curriculum evaluation has three major meanings

  • The process of describing and judging an educational program or subject.
  • The process of comparing a student’s performance with behaviorally stated objectives.
  • The process of defining, obtaining and using relevant information for decision-making purposes.


In assessment, students are required to perform some act such as conduct experiments, draw pictures, perform and so forth. Assessment determines the students’ knowledge and skills output.

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