# National Open University Exam Past Question – EDU 423 MAY/JUNE 2012 EXAMINATION

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

1416 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

MAY/JUNE 2012 EXAMINATION

EDU 423 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION TIME: 2 HOURS

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

1                     (a)        Distinguish between

(i)         Testing and measurement

(ii)        Assessment and Evaluation

(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.

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

1. 2. (a)        What are essay tests?

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

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

1. 3. (a)        Nigerian external examinations are being threatened with malpractices and

leakages.  Discuss FOUR steps to be taken  in the administration to give credibility  to such examinations.

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

(c)        Abiola scored 55 in mathematics with a mean of 46 and standard deviation of 6.

Calculate           (i) the Z-score                  (ii)  the T-score

 (iii) Give one reason why the scores in (i) and (ii)  are necessary. 4. (a) (b) (c) Distinguish between  test validity and reliability Describe FOUR factors that  usually influence reliability of a test. Given that  the scores of five students in English language and Mathematics are

 Audu Ngozi Ayo Patrick Betty English 96 90 85 78 65 Mathematics 74 65 53 46 75

(i)         Compute the correlation coefficient using Spearman Rank-order  method

(ii)        What relationship exists between  the students’ scores in English and Mathematics?

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