DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A PROTOTYPE STUDENT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM
Performance evaluation of students in institution is a necessity and this is done based on the Grading system adopted by a school. Computation of Grade point average (GPA) is done manually and this is time consuming and tedious. This project views the present system of computing GPA and attempts to convert the process from the manual one into a computerized one in order to reduce time spent in computing students GPA especially in the final year. Microsoft Visual BASIC programming language was used because of its powerful features.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Evaluation is the systematic determination of merit, worth and significance of something or someone. Evaluation often is used to characterize and examine subjects of interest in a wide range of human enterprise including the Arts, business, Computer Science, criminal justice, foundation and non-profit organizations, government and other human services. Performance Evaluation is a necessity for organizations, institutions and even individuals due to the fact that it helps them to know how they are faring and to know if there is any need for improvement. This research work is going focus on performance evaluation of students. In schools students are evaluated and their result is compared based on the Grading system adopted by a particular school. Some schools adopt the 4-point Grading system while others operate on the 5-point Grading system for evaluating student performance and computing their Grade Point Average (GPA). However, most schools use the conventional (manual) system for computing the GPA of students. There have been numerous problems associated with the conventional system of computation.
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS
The following are the problems encountered with the use of conventional systems,
1. Manual computation of Grade point average
2. The work involved in the calculation of GPA is tedious especially when handling a large class.
3. A lot of time is exhausted and wasted in the process of computing while ensuring accuracy.
4. Most students cannot calculation their GPA.
1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The objective of this study is to develop an automated student performance evaluation system that will be able to eliminate the problems associated with the conventional system for evaluating and computing grade point average (GPA) of students. The study seek to design a prototype system for evaluating student performance using Visual Basic programming language that will provide facilities that will,
1. Compute students GPA faster and accurately
2. Compute the GPA at various levels
3. Compute the cumulative GPA (CGPA)
4. State the class of Honours a student falls into
5. Enable students to be able to compute their GPA easily
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