Research Papers/Topics in Educational Measurement And Evaluation

Assessment Of Household Water Services Accessibility In Karatu District Tanzania: A Case Of World Vision Dream Village Wash Project

ABSTRACTThe study aimed at assessing household water service accessibility in Karatu DistrictTanzania, a case of world vision dream village WASH project. Specifically, the studywanted to establish the level of access to water services before and after the dream villageWASH project, to assess community involvement in dream village WASH project, and todetermine household water users’ opinions on dream village WASH project. The studyadopted both quantitative and qualitative research approaches...

Health Literacy, HIV/AIDs, And Gender: A Ugandan Youth Lens

Abstract Youth, the World Bank argues, need to become a constituency for reform in developing countries. This case study responds to this challenge by investigating adolescent students' understanding of the relationship between health literacy, HIV/AIDS, and gender in the context of Uganda. The four questions investigated are: (i) What kind of health literacy, HIV/AIDS, and gender-related information is accessible to Ugandan adolescent secondary school students? (ii) In the students' vi...

DIFFERENTIAL ITEM FUNCTIONING OF WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION IN CORE SUBJECTS IN SOUTHERN GHANA

ABSTRACTThe research aimed at examining whether the 2012-2016 May/June West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in core subjects exhibited gender and location differential item functioning (DIF) in Ghana using the cross-sectional design. Six research hypotheses and one research question were formulated for the study. A sample of 36,035 candidates consisting of 8,994(English Language), 8,935(Mathematics), 9,089(Integrated Science) and 9,017 (Social Studies) candidates was...

ASSESSMENT OF THE QUALITY OF ANTENATAL CARE IN MANAGING ANAEMIA BASED ON GUIDELINES IN ASHAIMAN MUNICIPAL AND NINGO PRAMPRAM IN GREATER ACCRA

ABSTRACTBackground: The development of maternal health services does not warrant their use by women. Nor do the use of maternal health services warrant ideal results for women. A unique element of health care components which is spotlight to explain why women do either not access facilities at all or access the facilities late and experience an average unfavourable results, in spite of timely presentation, concerns the intangible notion of care.Quality of care based on the definition of Insti...

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SCHOOL-BASED ASSESSMENT IN KEEA DISTRICT IN CENTRAL REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACT The study examined the implementation of School Based Assessment in KEEA district in Central Region. The quota sampling procedure was used to select 200 basic school teachers in ten basic schools for the study. Five research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. Questionnaire was used for data collection for the study. The Cronbach’s coefficient alpha for the questionnaire was 0.85. The results showed that to a great extent, teachers agreed that, they have knowled...

THE EFFECT OF MODERATION OF CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT SCORES ON THE PERFORMANCE SCORES OF CANDIDATES AT THE BASIC EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION LEVEL

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of, moderation of continuous assessment scores on the overaIl performance scores of candidates at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). The descriptive research design was adopted for the study. The target population was the 278,413 candidates who registered for the 2004 BECE in all subjects. Schools were stratified into high, average and low performance categories depending on the performance of their candidat...

Fair Testing Practices in District Mandated Testing Programme in the Ashanti Region of Ghana

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. ...

MULTIPLE-CHOICE CONSTRUCTION COMPETENCIES AND ITEMS‟ QUALITY: EVIDENCE FROM SELECTED SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECT TEACHERS IN KWAHU-SOUTH DISTRICT

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to explore the relationship between the multiplechoice test construction competencies of senior high school teachers in the Kwahu-South District and the quality of multiple-choice test items they construct, as well as the effect of years of teaching on such relationship. To examine the relationship among the variables under investigation, the quantitative approach is employed using correlational research design. The total number of teachers that con...

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Junior High School Education in the Central Region of Ghana

ABSTRACT The study evaluated the quality of Junior High School (JHS) education in the Central Region of Ghana using context, input, process and product (CIPP) model by Stufflebeam (1971). Descriptive survey design was employed in the conduct of the study. The target population for this study was made up of public and private JHSs in all the 20 Metropolitan/Municipal/District Assemblies in the Central Region. Proportionate stratified random sampling was employed. In all, the participant...

EVALUATION OF THE ONE YEAR INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME OF THE UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, WINNEBA

ABSTRACT The views of mentees, mentors, and University supervisors about the one year internship programme of the University of Education, Winneba were examined. The views of a total of 333 respondents made up of 177 mentees, 91 mentors and 65 University supervisors in the Ashanti region were gathered by means of a self- designed questionnaire consisting largely of the likert-type items. The data was then subjected to frequency, percentage and chi-square analysis to address the 6 resea...

PREDICTORS OF ADHERENCE TO TEST CONSTRUCTION PRINCIPLES: THE CASE OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS IN SEKONDI-TAKORADI METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT The study examined teachers’ test construction skills, commitment to work, and attitude towards test construction as predictors of adherence to test construction principles among SHS teachers in the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis. The study was carried out employing the descriptive cross-sectional survey design. The study targeted teachers who teach mathematics, integrated science, and English language, numbering 346. The census method was used to engage all the 346 teachers in...

TEACHERS’ TESTING PRACTICES OF ACHIEVEMENT TEST IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE SISSALA EAST MUNICIPALITY, GHANA

ABSTRACT The study sought to investigate achievement test practices of teachers in Junior High Schools in the Sissala East Municipality. Descriptive survey was used to investigate the practice of achievement testing of teachers in Junior High Schools in Sissala East Municipality. The study employed the multistage sampling techniques (purposive, stratified and simple random sampling technique). Questionnaire was used to collect data from 248 Junior High School teachers in the Sissala Ea...

ASSESSMENT PRACTICES OF TUTORS IN THE NURSES’ TRAINING COLLEGES IN THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL REGIONS OF GHANA

ABSTRACT The assessment practices of tutors affect the performance of their students. There are different categories of tutors teaching in the nursing schools and this may affect their way of student assessment. This study was conducted to examine the assessment practices of tutors in the nurses’ training schools in the Western and Central regions of Ghana. The study sought to find the knowledge of tutors in assessment, the effect of tutor academic qualification and the number of yea...

PERCEIVED CAUSES OF LOW ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN CORE MATHEMATICS IN THE KUMASI METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT The study explored the perceived causes of low academic performance of Senior High School students in core mathematics in the Kumasi Metropolis. The study used the descriptive survey design with quantitative approach. Multi-stage sampling procedures were used to select a sample of 439 respondents which included 381 students and 58 core mathematics teachers. Students and teachers’ questionnaires were used to collect data for the study. Means and standard deviations were used ...

PERCEIVED FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR POOR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS IN ASIKUMA CIRCUIT OF ASIKUMA-ODOBEN-BRAKWA DISTRICT

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to identify factors responsible for the poor academic performance of pupils in Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa district. Descriptive design was used. The target population for this study consisted of school children and teachers. The study population was made up of pupils, and teachers of Asikuma Circuit Junior High Schools. Simple random sampling was used to select four public Junior High Schools, namely Asikuma Presby JHS, Col Baidoo JHS, Asikuma Catholic...


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