National Open University Exam Past Question – EDU 423 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 EXAMINATION

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

1416 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 213 EXAMINATION

COURSE CODE:        EDU 423 (2 Units)

COURSE  TITLE:          MEASUREMENT  AND  EVALUATION

TIME:                              2 HOURS

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

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

(ii)   median and

(iii)  standard deviation  of the follow ing set of scores:

45, 56, 25, 72 and  68

1. 2. (a)       Differentiate betw een

(i)        Testing and  measurement

(ii)        Assessment and  Evaluation

(b)       The act of teaching and learning cannot  be completed  w ithout evaluation.

As a classroom teacher, justify  w ith EIGHT reasons the need for evaluation  in

Nigerian educational  system.

(c)       Discuss TWO levels at w hich educational  objectives  can be specified.

1. 3. (a)       Define essay tests

(b)       Discuss FOUR advantages and FOUR disadvantage s of essay test as introduced  by the National Open University  of Nigeria

(c)       Differentiate betw een matching and multiple  choice  forms of objective  test relevant examples.

1. (a)  Nigerian external examinations  are being threatened w ith malpractices  and   leakages.  Discuss FOUR steps to be taken in the administration  to give   credibility  to such examinations.

(b)       Briefly w rite on (i)      Criterion-referenced  test

(c)       Chinedu scored 74 in mathematics  w ith a mean of 62 and standard deviation  of 8. Calculate        (i) the Z-score           (ii)  the T-score

(iii) Giv e one reason why the scores in (i) and (ii)  are necessary.

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