What does a discrimination index of 0.34 mean in the test item analysis?
A. Test is reliable.
B. More students from the upper group got the item correctly.
C. More students from the lower group got the item correctly.
D. Test is valid.
B. More students from the upper group got the item correctly. A positive discrimination index means that more student from the upper group got the item correctly, while negative discrimination index means that more students from the lower group got the item correctly.
Which statement can describe a positively skewed distribution of students’ performance?
A. Few students got low scores
B. Most of the students got average scores.
C. Most of the students got low scores.
D. The scores are normally distributed.
C. Most of the students got low scores. Positively skewed distribution implies that there are more students got a low score. On the other hand, a negatively skewed distribution means that there are more students got scores above the mean or more students got high scores.
Which is true when the students test results has a large standard deviation?
A. Scores are more spread.
B. Scores are normally distributed.
C. Scores are less spread.
D. Scores are clustered together.
A. scores are more spread. The larger the standard deviation, the more spread the scores are. On the other hand, when the standard deviation is small, the scores are less spread.
A test can measure what the teacher wants to measure when the test is ___________.
B. Valid. A test is valid when the test measures what it is supposed to measure.
What does grading on the curve mean in grade distribution of scores?
A. Most of the students receive low and high grades.
B. All have average grades.
C. Few students got low scores, and most students got high grades.
D. Large number with high grades, and few got low and high grades.
D. Large number with high grades and few got low and high grades. Following the areas of a normal curve in grading, 68% of the students must receive an average grades and low students will receive low and high grades.
Which of the activities below is correctly assessed using a paper and pencil test?
A. Music Reading
B. Dissecting a frog
C. Vocabulary skills
D. Driving drills
C. Vocabulary skills can be correctly assessed by paper and pencil test. The activities such as music reading, dissecting a frog, and driving drills can be assessed by performance-based assessment.
Which of the following is the LEAST authentic mode of assessing students’ performance?
A. Artistic production in the fold of art
B. Paper and pencil test in vocabulary test
C. Oral performance in communication skills
D. Dissecting a frog in the class
B. Paper and pencil test in vocabulary test. The Least authentic mode of assessing student performance is a paper and pencil test about vocabulary test. Statements A, C, D are forms of authentic mode of assessing the performance of students.
Which of the following types of test can measure the range of achievement better?
B. Matching type
C. True or False
D. Short-answer Item
A. Multiple choice is the most commonly used format in measuring achievements better at the different levels of learning.
Which of the following types of validity reflects the relationship between the content of the lesson and instructional objectives of the program of studies?
A. Criterion validity
B. Curricular validity
C. Content validity
D. Predictive validity
C. Content validity is a type of validation that establishes the relationship between the content of the test and instructional objectives.
XYZ University wants an entrance test that can identify the future outcomes or differences such as showing who will graduate from college or who will drop out. The test has _______.
A. Curricular validity
B. Content validity
C. Construct validity
D. Predictive validity
D. Predictive validity is a type of validation that refers to the measures of the extent in which a student’s current test result can be used to estimate accurately the outcome of the student’s performance at a later time.