The major purposes to which the results of assessment could be put were diagnosis, evaluation, guidance, grading prediction, and selection. In Nigeria, it is unfortunate that the results of many examinations have been used almost exclusively for grading and promotion exercises and inevitably there has been a neglect of diagnosis, guidance and evaluation although considerable informal use of assessment for these purposes are made by teachers in the classroom.
Akinbode, Oluwole and Dairo, Anthony
"Assessment Practices in English Language at the Nigerian Secondary School Level: A Psycholinguistic Issue,"
Academic Leadership Journal: Vol. 9
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholars.fhsu.edu/alj/vol9/iss1/11