A causality and predictive validity study of o-level in relation to the performances in primary teachers' colleges in Kenya
Gatumu, Haniel Nyaga
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The study was attempting to answer the following questions:- (i) How well does a-level predict the performance in Primary Teachers' Training Colleges? (ii) Is there any causal relationship between a-level grades with the performance in Primary Teachers' Training Colleges ? In attempt to answer these questions a large sample of 1622 subjects was obtained by method of cluster sampling. All the'Primary Te~chers Training Colleges in Kenya were considered as clusters and 5 cluster (colleges) were randomly selected. Thus 1622 subjects were from 5 different colleges. The independent variables were a-level grades. Dependent variables were scores of final year college examinations obtained from Kenya Examination Council. A predictive validity using both intercorrelation and multiple regression analyses was done for this sample, using path analysis a causality study was also done for the same sampl~, trying two models in the latter analysis., The findings were, a-level grades predict very well performance in final year college examination. It was also observed that definitely a-level grades have a causal relationship with performance in final year college examinations.