NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
14–16 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
(c) Discuss TWO levels at which educational objectives can be specified.
- 2. (a) What are essay tests?
(b) Discuss FOUR advantages and FOUR disadvantage s of essay test as introduced by the
National Open University of Nigeria
(c) Differentiate between matching and multiple choice forms of objective test relevant examples.
- 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
(ii) Norm-referenced grading
(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.|
(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
(i) Compute the correlation coefficient using Spearman Rank-order method
(ii) What relationship exists between the students’ scores in English and Mathematics?