NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE, PLOT 91, CASDASTRAL ZONE, NNAMDI AZIKIWE EXPRESS WAY, JABI, ABUJA.
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
OCTOBER 2013 EXAMINATION

COURSE CODE:                                                                              EDU423                                                                             

COURSE TITLE:                                                                             Measurement and Evaluation

DURATION:                                                                                     2 Hours

INSTRUCTIONS:                                                                            Answer Question 1 and two other questions

                                                  

1a)       Measurement involves assigning of numbers to events, traits or objects one wants to measure. Briefly explain any FOUR measurement scales that you know     8 marks

(bi)      Differentiate between item difficulty and item discrimination 4 marks

(ii)       The total number of tests that got an item correct was 28 and total number of test that responded to the item was 40. What is the item difficulty index?  Interpret your result.    8 marks

(c)       Subjectivity is the greatest disadvantage of essay test.  Discuss any FIVE ways you can reduce this to barest minimum  10 marks

 

2a)      Learners use their memories to retain and recall what they have studied. List EIGHT ways by which you can classify memory.     8 marks

(b)        What a teacher tests in classroom is not only cognitive-based but also affective inclined.

(i)        Give THREE examples of objective test items that can be used to measure learning outcomes in the affective domain    6 marks

(ii)        Discuss the categories of ‘receiving’ and ‘valuing’ levels of affective domain. 6 marks

 

3a)       Differentiate between ‘matching’ and ‘true–false’ objective test items.   6 marks

(b)       Classroom testing is inappropriate when it is done without adequate planning. Discuss any SEVEN steps that    are necessary for preparing a classroom objective test   14 marks

 

4ai)   Define test interpretation   4 marks

 (ii)    Briefly discuss any THREE types of norms you know with particular reference to distance  education       6 marks

(b)       A test might be considered reliable but not valid. Discuss FIVE factors that could influence measures of reliability.  10 marks


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