Taxonomial Analysis of Selected Teacher-Made Multiple Choice Tests in Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
AbstractThe study determined the content and cognitive validity of the selected undergraduate objective tests used in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The population of the study included all the undergraduate objective tests in Obafemi Awolowo University, lecturers from four selected universities and part one students. Sample consisted of tests of four courses purposefully selected. Ten lecturers as raters and 50 students participated in the study. Data were analyzed using percentage and Content Validity Ratio (CVR). The results showed that only one course has a very high content coverage and CVR of 94.60 and 0.91respectively. Majority of the items on the tests measured lower cognitive outcomes (knowledge, comprehension and application). Some items were either too simple or too difficult. The study concluded that objective tests in Obafemi Awolowo University have content validity but some items of tests constructed for use are superficial, sampling candidates’ lower level of mental process.
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