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Pages: 7519-7524
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-608-2657-6
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain

THE CONCURRENT VALIDITY OF MOCK EXAMINATIONS CONDUCTED BY A NIGERIAN PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOL

J.A. Odukoya1, C. Udoruisi2

1Covenant University (NIGERIA)
2Faith Academy, Ota (NIGERIA)
Achieving test validity is an essential concern in test development, particularly when a test is used for an important purpose. Conducting mock examinations for students in the terminal classes of Senior Secondary Schools (SS3) is fast becoming the norm in Nigeria as various school managements are persuaded that such examinations do not only ascertain the level of readiness of their student for the summative examination and matriculation examination conducted by independent examination bodies, but also enhances their capacity for the impending external examinations. It is against the backdrop of the perceived significance of mock examinations this study sought to ascertain the concurrent validity of Faith Academy mock examination with the Nigeria’s Joint Admission Matriculation Board Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination [JAMB-UTME]. The ex-post facto research design was used. The data collected was subjected to Pearson product moment correlation coefficient and the independent samples t-test. The results showed that that Faith Academy mock examination had a concurrent validity index of 0.5 (p<0.01 and N=150) with the JAMB examination in the 2012/13 session. Recommendations to enhance the quality of the Faith Academy mock examination were made.
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title = {THE CONCURRENT VALIDITY OF MOCK EXAMINATIONS CONDUCTED BY A NIGERIAN PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOL},
series = {8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-2657-6},
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J.A. Odukoya, C. Udoruisi (2015) THE CONCURRENT VALIDITY OF MOCK EXAMINATIONS CONDUCTED BY A NIGERIAN PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOL, ICERI2015 Proceedings, pp. 7519-7524.
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