PQE 013 – Measurement and Evaluation – Course Contents

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PQE 013 – Measurement and Evaluation – Course Contents

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PQE 013. Measurement and Evaluation
Category D: Category C: Category B: Category A:
NCE Teachers Graduate Teachers Master Teachers Doctoral Teachers
Test Meaning and scope of
measurement and evaluation; function of measurement and evaluation for teachers; demographic data collection and analysis; uses of tests; common dimensions for classifying tests; teacher made tests, standardized
tests, validation of evaluation instruments; census and vital registration in primary and junior secondary education; continuous assessment – meaning, scope, principles, prospects and problems; construction, use and interpretation of norm- referenced tests and
criterion-reference tests; examination ethics; assessment of non-cognitive domains – observation techniques, checklists and rating scale, self-reporting techniques (interview, questionnaires, inventory),
The concept and scope of Definitions, types and
functions of measurement, evaluation, assessment and test.
Educational and psychological tests. Introductory statistical concepts.
Objective and essay type items.
Test validity and reliability.
Evaluation models and methods.
Evaluation of school, national and selected foreign programmes. Skills of implementing the continuous assessment scheme in the school system.
The instruments and techniques for assessment of achievements in the cognitive and non-
Concepts of
construction, measurement and measurement and
administration, evaluation. evaluation in education.
analysis & Uses of tests; classification Types and uses of tests.
interpretation of tests as teacher-made,
standardized, etc; validation of test instruments; etc. Types of test items, construction and use
Statistical methods in
testing. The characteristics of good test – validity,
reliability and usability. Measurement and
i.         Short answer type
ii.        Essay type
iii.       Unstructured type:
evaluation at tertiary
education level, e.g. computation and
observation, project, analysis of students
excursion, etc. results such as good-
Evaluation standardization stranding, GPA,
strategies; mean, normal
curve, standard deviation, table of specification, error modification, standard score and T-score transformation, etc. Continuous assessment: concept, scope, rules, strengths and weaknesses. Ethics in Measurement and Evaluation.
CGPA, weighted
average, weighted score/point, and classification of students performance. Computer based testing, online
presentation of students results, etc.
sociometric techniques, Measurement of affective cognitive domains.
projective techniques. domain: Using self-reports, Basic statistics.
observation techniques, Classification of
projective, socio-metric, measuring instruments.
checklist, strategies, etc. Construction of test
Computer based testing, online presentation of students results, etc. blueprints. Measures of central tendency, variability and point measures.
xiv.     Representation
of scores in tables and
Characteristics of score distributions. Interpretation of scores. Modalities for record keeping and reporting.


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