Principals’ Assessment of Ranking Students and Influence in Determining Performance in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

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Leah Adongo Odhiambo
Jack Odongo Ajowi
Peter J. O. Aloka


The study examined the Principals’ assessment on the influence of ranking in determining performance in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education in Homa-Bay County of Kenya. This study used concurrent triangulation design. For this study, the researcher used saturated sampling technique to select all the 199 principals and stratified random sampling technique to select 60 BOM Chairpersons,60 Parents Association Chairpersons and 120 Student Leaders. The study used Questionnaires for the Principals, Interview Schedules for BOM Chairpersons and Focus Group Discussion for Parents Association Chairpersons and Student Leaders and document analysis guide. The quantitative data analysis relied upon the tools of both descriptive and correlation research designs. Qualitative data was derived from interview notes, written expressions and opinions by the respondents in the questionnaires and document analysis guide. The finding shows that there was a statistically significant positive correlation between principals’ assessment on the influence of ranking and performance in KCSE (r=.360, n=168, p<0.05) among secondary schools. There is need to update the BOM Chairpersons on their roles as stakeholders on KCSE performance on their various schools.

Principals’ assessment, ranking, students, performance, Kenya certificate of secondary education, Kenya

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Odhiambo, L. A., Ajowi, J. O., & Aloka, P. J. O. (2021). Principals’ Assessment of Ranking Students and Influence in Determining Performance in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). Asian Journal of Sociological Research, 4(2), 35-45. Retrieved from
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