A Comparative Study on Indicators of Quality Education and its Impact on Students Academic Performance at Inter-Level Institutions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Comparative study is an assessment method that engages students in generating responses that confirm their cognitive abilities and the effectiveness of instruction. The present research study was intended to investigate and compare the educational quality recital of Intermediate level students and its impact on academic performance regarding to Government higher secondary schools and Colleges of the southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. As nature of the study was descriptive, so the survey method was used. All the inter-level students as well as Teachers of Government Institutes were -constituted the population of study. The total sample--size of the study was (560) which comprised on the Four hundred and eighty (480) students while Eighty (80) Teachers (male &female) from higher secondary schools and Colleges of the all four southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The researcher used the Multi-staged stratified sampling technique. Reliability of both questioners were tested by applying Cronbach’s Alpha at 0.05 level of significance using SPSS and independent t-test was applied for data analysis. The findings of the research study were based on the fact that female students have high impact on their academic performance then the male students of higher secondary schools and colleges. Similarly, it was found from the interpreted data that the urban Colleges performing significantly better than the rural Colleges at intermediate level. The results of research Study concluded that colleges were performing better as compared to the higher secondary schools. For the quality of academic performance, it is recommended that using the suggested quality indicators the slandered in the statement may be formulated for each of the given indicator. Similarly, it was also recommended that there should have higher secondary schools and enough teachers who hold professional qualifications and as well as trained to bring about the good student academic performance.
Keywords: comparative study, quality of education, academic performance, achievements, effectiveness, southern districts.
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