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ERIC Number: EJ1067277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
Students' Initial Knowledge State and Test Design: Towards a Valid and Reliable Test Instrument
CoPo, Antonio Roland I.
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v12 n3 p189-194 2015
Designing a good test instrument involves specifications, test construction, validation, try-out, analysis and revision. The initial knowledge state of forty (40) tertiary students enrolled in Business Statistics course was determined and the same test instrument undergoes validation. The designed test instrument did not only reveal the baseline knowledge of the students, but also notes strengths, weakness and defects of the test instrument through the analysis of the test scores. Analysis of the test instrument revealed that it is reliable and valid. The item analysis result guided the researcher in improving the test items resulting to a better overall test. [Issue number (n4) displayed on the PDF is incorrect.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines