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Pages: 7119-7125
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

ITEM ANALYSIS OF UNIVERSITY-WIDE MULTIPLE CHOICE OBJECTIVE EXAMINATIONS – THE EXPERIENCE OF A NIGERIAN PRIVATE UNIVERSITY

J.A. Odukoya, A.O. Igbinoba, O. Adekeye, A. Afolabi

Covenant University (NIGERIA)
What is not inspected should hardly be expected. It can be argued that it is regular inspection, constructive feedback and diligent correction that lead to growth and development. These statements give credence to the power of regular assessment and evaluation. Assessment is the umbrella term for all processes used to collect information from a person, thing or event for interpretative purposes. Tests and examinations are amongst the popular assessment tools. Item analysis is an integral tool for enhancing the content validity of multiple choice objective examinations. Teachers and Students worldwide often dance to the tune of tests and examinations. Consequently, assessments are powerful tools for catalysing the achievement of educational goals, especially if done rightly. It is the realisation of the significance of rightly conducting assessment and evaluation to get the right results that the need to conduct the item analyses of the unitary multiple choice objective semester examinations for university wide courses conducted in Covenant University. Consequently, the ex-post facto design was adopted for this project. Relevant item analyses – item difficulty index, discriminatory index and distractive index - were computed. Based on the findings from this study, particularly in the light of best practices in the art of psychometrics, recommendations were made to expedite the achievement of Covenant University’s laudable vision of being one of the best ten universities in the world by 2022.
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author = {Odukoya, J.A. and Igbinoba, A.O. and Adekeye, O. and Afolabi, A.},
title = {ITEM ANALYSIS OF UNIVERSITY-WIDE MULTIPLE CHOICE OBJECTIVE EXAMINATIONS – THE EXPERIENCE OF A NIGERIAN PRIVATE UNIVERSITY},
series = {8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-2657-6},
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month = {18-20 November, 2015},
year = {2015},
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TI - ITEM ANALYSIS OF UNIVERSITY-WIDE MULTIPLE CHOICE OBJECTIVE EXAMINATIONS – THE EXPERIENCE OF A NIGERIAN PRIVATE UNIVERSITY
SN - 978-84-608-2657-6/2340-1095
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JO - 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2015 Proceedings
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J.A. Odukoya, A.O. Igbinoba, O. Adekeye, A. Afolabi (2015) ITEM ANALYSIS OF UNIVERSITY-WIDE MULTIPLE CHOICE OBJECTIVE EXAMINATIONS – THE EXPERIENCE OF A NIGERIAN PRIVATE UNIVERSITY, ICERI2015 Proceedings, pp. 7119-7125.
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