Maxwell Olakunle Araromi, Sheriff Olamide Olatunji


The study investigated teachers’ perception of peer assessment of essay writing among senior secondary students in Lagelu Local Government Area, Oyo state. The study adopted a descriptive research design. Twenty senior secondary schools were randomly selected from twenty-three private senior secondary schools in Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo state. Two English Language teachers were selected from each school. In all, a total number of forty (40) teachers participated in the study. The instrument used for data collection was Teachers’ Perception of Peer Assessment in Essay Writing Scale (r= 0.78). Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics of frequency count, percentage scores, mean, standard deviation and inferential statistics of t-test. It was found out that teachers’ perception of peer assessment of essay writing among senior secondary students in Lagelu Local Government was very positive. There was no significant difference between male and female teachers’ perception of peer assessment in essay writing instruction among senior secondary students in Lagelu Local Government. In line with the findings of the study, it was recommended that teachers should create a friendly and supportive environment that will make students to peer assess their essay writings properly. Also, teachers should give guidelines to students before they peer assess their mates’ essay writings.


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