# National Open University Exam Past Question – EDU 726 OCTOBER 2013 EXAMINATION

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

1416 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

OCTOBER 213 EXAMINATION

COURSE CODE:                              EDU 726 (2 Units)

COURSE TITLE:                                   MEASUREMENT  AND EVALUATION TIME:                                               2 HOURS

INSTRUCTION: ANSWER ANY THREE QUESTIONS.  EACH QUESTION CARRIES EQUAL MARKS.

1. (a)       Differentiate between

(i)        Testing and measurement

(ii)       Assessment and Evaluation                                                    (8 marks)

(b)       The act of teaching and learning cannot be completed without evaluation. As a classroom teacher, justify with EIGHT reasons the need for evaluation in Nigerian educational system.                                                                           (16 marks)

 2. (a) Define test   (i) validity   (ii) reliability                                              (8 marks) (b) Describe FOUR factors that  usually influence reliability of a test.   (8 marks) (c) Compute the  (i) mean

(ii)  median and

(iii) standard deviation of the following set of scores:

45, 56, 25, 72 and 68                                           (8 marks)

1. (a)  Nigerian WAEC and NECO examinations are being threatened with malpractices and  leakages.  Discuss FOUR steps that  can be taken  in the administration to give credibility to such examinations.                                                                    (8 marks)

(b)       Briefly write on (i)      Criterion-referenced test

(ii)  Norm-referenced test                                    (8 marks)

(c)       Chinedu scored 74 in mathematics with a mean of 35 and standard deviation of

1. Calculate (i) the Z-score                 (ii) the T-score
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(iii) Give one reason why the scores in Z and T scores are necessary.

(8 marks)

 4. (a) Define essay tests with specific illustration. (8 marks) (b) Discuss TWO advantages and TWO disadvantages of essay tests.

(12 marks)

(c)       Differentiate between matching and multiple choice forms of objective test relevant examples.                                                                             (4 marks)

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