VARIABLES THAT MAY DETERMINE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ PREPAREDNESS FOR UTME-CBT

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Abstract 

During  the  past  few  years,  technology  has  significantly  reshaped  the  method  of  assessment. Educational measurement has been moving towards the use of CBT. The underlying purpose of this research is to evaluate the significance of students‟ access to a computer; students' attitude; students‟ perception; computer literacy skills and CBT acceptability as it affect secondary school student‟s preparedness for UTME-CBT. Data were collected with questionnaires distributed to 367 intending UTME candidates in Kwara State, using accidental sampling technique. Structural Equation  Modeling  (SEM)  approach  was  adopted  in  understanding  the  respondents‟ preparedness process. The empirical evidence was based on a model fit from the result of factor analysis, regression analysis, and chi-square goodness-of-fit statistics. The result revealed that students‟ access to a computer (.014), students‟ attitude (.051), students‟ perception (.021), and CBT acceptability (.076) were significant at p < 0.05 hence these variables has an impact on secondary  school  students‟  preparedness  for  UTME-CBT.  While  students‟  computer  literacy skills (.657), on the other hand, does not have an impact on their preparedness for UTME-CBT. 

It  was  recommended  that  government  should  make  computers  available  and  accessible  to students  at  the  primary  and  secondary  school  levels  to  enable  them  to  learn  and  practice computer  skills.  It  was  also  recommended  that  JAMB  should provide  tutorial  packages  on UTME to schools for students to practice before the actual examination. 

 

Keywords: CBT; JAMB; UTME

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APA

Resource Hub, B. & Adekola, T (2022). VARIABLES THAT MAY DETERMINE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ PREPAREDNESS FOR UTME-CBT. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/variables-that-may-determine-secondary-school-students-preparedness-for-utme-cbt

MLA 8th

Resource Hub, Biohistocultural, and Tomori Adekola "VARIABLES THAT MAY DETERMINE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ PREPAREDNESS FOR UTME-CBT" Afribary. Afribary, 19 Mar. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/variables-that-may-determine-secondary-school-students-preparedness-for-utme-cbt. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

MLA7

Resource Hub, Biohistocultural, and Tomori Adekola . "VARIABLES THAT MAY DETERMINE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ PREPAREDNESS FOR UTME-CBT". Afribary, Afribary, 19 Mar. 2022. Web. 19 May. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/variables-that-may-determine-secondary-school-students-preparedness-for-utme-cbt >.

Chicago

Resource Hub, Biohistocultural and Adekola, Tomori . "VARIABLES THAT MAY DETERMINE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ PREPAREDNESS FOR UTME-CBT" Afribary (2022). Accessed May 19, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/variables-that-may-determine-secondary-school-students-preparedness-for-utme-cbt