The pass rate for the past five years are as follows:
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
69.23 56.90 62.00 67.74 59.89
Furthermore SCSS BOASTS 100% PASS in the following subjects;
- AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
- FOOD AND NUTRITION
- THEATRE ARTS
- ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT PREPARATION AND MANAGEMENT
- PHYSICAL EDUCATION
- INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Human & Social Biology – 84.62%
Technical Drawing – 85.72%
Integrated Science 90.90
A school without a solid assessment plan is like a horse without a head, for assessments are pivotal in the teaching and learning process….Jn. Baptiste (2014)
What Do Assessments Measure?
Through proper use, pre-hire assessments will greatly increase hiring effectiveness as they improve the firm’s ability to make precise, objective and accurate hiring decisions about an applicant’s compatibility with the competencies required for a specific position. As an example, some of the competencies that may be measured using testing include:
- Ability to learn
- Attitude toward technology
- Basic Literacy
- Customer Service Technical Skills
- Drug use
- Flexibility of thought
- Job-related knowledge
- Math Ability
- Mechanical Aptitude
- Problem Solving
- Sales potential
- Verbal Ability
- Cognitive Ability and Intelligence; These are measures of learning capacity, scholastic aptitude, verbal reasoning ability, comprehension, memory, and reasoning style.
- Achievement Tests; These are measures of knowledge within academic subjects, scholastic skills (like reading and writing).
- Special Aptitudes and Abilities These measure current performance or potential in special skill areas like mechanical aptitude, musical and artistic ability, and spatial abilities.
- Vocational Interest Tests; These are measures of interest in the activities, skill development and environments associated with various occupations.
- Personality Tests; These measure character ‘traits’ or personality patterns using either ‘diagnostic’ tests for measuring non-typical behaviour to define treatment, or ‘development’ tests measuring typical behaviour for making development plans or decisions.
- Job Simulations; A job simulation is a representation of some aspect of work that an individual would be expected to perform. A keyboarding skills test is an example of a job simulation that might be used to assess an applicant for an administrative position.