Assessment of Teacher’s Test Construction Competencies on Achievement in Physics among Adolescents in Education District IV of Lagos State, Nigeria.
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Institute of Education Journal (IEJ), Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Assessment of test construction, competencies of teacher’s form a critical and integral part of teaching and learning process. This is very crucial and important for students’ academic achievement. Teachers’ characteristics (content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, experience and qualification) are components of teachers’ competence that affect the academic achievement of students. It is in line with this that the study examined the assessment of teacher’s test construction competencies on achievement in physics among adolescents in Education District IV of Lagos State, Nigeria. The research design was a descriptive survey ,the population for the study were all senior secondary II student in Education district IV of Lagos-state. Simple stratified random sampling technique was used for collection of one hundred and eighty-two (182) students and twenty-one (21) respondents of teachers in Education district. The instruments for the study were a questionnaire titled: Test Construction Skill Inventory (TSCI). Three hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance.. Findings from the study revealed that gender did exert a significant influence on teachers’ competencies in test construction skills. That is, there is significant difference between the assessment of male and female teachers’ competencies in test construction skills;, there is no significant influence of the assessment of teachers ’competencies in test construction skills on their academic performance and qualification. Recommendations were made based on the findings that school teachers should ensure that they get up-to-date skills set on the culture of test construction that will have influence on students’ academic achievement (in Physics).
Assessment , Teachers’ Competencies , Test Construction , Academic Achievement , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Akanni,O. O. (2021). Assessment of Teacher’s Test Construction Competencies on Achievement in Physics among Adolescents in Education District IV of Lagos State, Nigeria. Review of Education: Institute of Education Journal (IEJ), Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 33(2),1-12.