ABSTRACT The study‟s main purpose was to investigate the fair testing practices of a test developer and teachers in a district-mandated testing programme in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The research design adopted for this study was the multilevel mixed methods triangulation design. Critical case sampling technique was utilized in selecting 3 key informants and 9 test questions. Also, the two-stage cluster sampling technique was adopted in selecting 251 teachers from 162 public JHSs. The main instruments used for this study included interview protocol and document review for the test developer‟s strand and a 72-item questionnaire for the teachers‟ strand. The reliability coefficient of the questionnaire was 0.82. The data was analysed using qualitative content analysis, frequency and percentages, one-sample t-test, and independent-samples t-test. The study‟s results showed that the practices of the test developer, to a large extent, were fair to all test takers. The results of the study further showed that in terms of test preparation, administration, interpretation, reporting and uses made of test results, the practices of teachers, to a large extent, were fair to all test takers. However, in terms of grading students‟ test performance, the study‟s results showed that student‟ grades were influenced by factors such as students‟ comportment, which are irrelevant to the constructs as measured by the district-mandated test and thus, are unfair. It was recommended that the test developer develops a comprehensive test manual and share with all participating schools. The test developer should also engage the services of experienced test administrators as chief proctors who could serve as test monitoring teams.
BOAKYE, E (2021). Fair Testing Practices in District Mandated Testing Programme in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/fair-testing-practices-in-district-mandated-testing-programme-in-the-ashanti-region-of-ghana
BOAKYE, EMMANUEL "Fair Testing Practices in District Mandated Testing Programme in the Ashanti Region of Ghana" Afribary. Afribary, 20 Mar. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/fair-testing-practices-in-district-mandated-testing-programme-in-the-ashanti-region-of-ghana. Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.
BOAKYE, EMMANUEL . "Fair Testing Practices in District Mandated Testing Programme in the Ashanti Region of Ghana". Afribary, Afribary, 20 Mar. 2021. Web. 26 Mar. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/fair-testing-practices-in-district-mandated-testing-programme-in-the-ashanti-region-of-ghana >.
BOAKYE, EMMANUEL . "Fair Testing Practices in District Mandated Testing Programme in the Ashanti Region of Ghana" Afribary (2021). Accessed March 26, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/fair-testing-practices-in-district-mandated-testing-programme-in-the-ashanti-region-of-ghana