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Item analysis of university-wide multiple choice objective examinations: the experience of a Nigerian private university

Odukoya, J. A. and Adekeye, Olujide A and Igbinoba, Angie Osarieme and Afolabi, A. (2017) Item analysis of university-wide multiple choice objective examinations: the experience of a Nigerian private university. Springerlink.com.

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Abstract

Teachers and Students worldwide often dance to the tune of tests and examinations. Assessments are powerful tools for catalyzing the achievement of educational goals, especially if done rightly. One of the tools for ‘doing it rightly’ is item analysis. The core objectives for this study, therefore, were: ascertaining the item difficulty and distractive indices of the university wide courses. A range of 112–1956 undergraduate students participated in this study. With the use of secondary data, the ex-post facto design was adopted for this project. In virtually all cases, majority of the items (ranging between 65% and 97% of the 70 items fielded in each course) did not meet psychometric standard in terms of difficulty and distractive indices and consequently needed to be moderated or deleted. Considering the importance of these courses, the need to apply item analyses when developing these tests was emphasized

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Item analysis . Multiple choice questions . Examination . Dificulty Index
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 13:31
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 13:31
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/9095

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