Mr. Palma, a secondary school teacher in Mathematics conducted a chapter assessment in “Polynomial function and Equation.” He found out that most of his students obtained high scores. Which measures of central tendency is most appropriate to describe the center of the distribution?

A. Mean

B. Median

C. Mode

D. Mean and Median

B. Median is the most appropriate when there are more extreme scores in the distribution. Meaning, there are more high scores or more low scores in the distribution.

JM obtained a NAT percentile rank of 96 in English. This means that __________.

A. JM belongs to the 96% of the group who took the test.

B. JM answered 96% correctly.

C. JM surpassed 96% of his group who took the test.

D. 96% of the students are better than JM.

C. Percentile rank of 96 means that, 96% of the students who took the test got a score lower than JM’s score. This means that JM surpassed 96% of all those who took the test in his group.

Louie obtained a stanine score of 5 in the National Achievement Test in Mathematics. How can we describe the performance of Louie?

A. Below Average

B. Average

C. Above Average

D. Between Average and Above Average

B. A stanine of 5 is equivalent to an average performance.

Which is indispensable with the current emphasis on performance-based assessment and portfolio assessment?

A. Letter grading

B. Scoring rubric

C. Numerical grading

D. Authentic assessment

B. Scoring rubric a systematic guideline to evaluate student’s performance through the use of a detailed description of performance standard. It is used to get consistent scores across all students.

Principal YG used machine-scored tests. What factor in scoring does this add to make tests more reliable?

A. Objective scoring

B. Administration is easy

C. Ease in checking

D. Time-consuming

A. Objective scoring adds to the reliability of the test results.

Which of the following statements describes performance-based assessments?

I. Measures broad range of contents

II. Evaluates complex learning outcomes

III. Encourages the application of learning to real life situation

A. I, II

B. II, III

C. I, III

D. I, II and III

B. Performance-based assessment evaluates complex learning outcomes and encourages the application of learning to real life situation. It can’t measure broad range of contents.

The facility index of test item 13 is 0.50. What does this mean?

A. Moderately difficult

B. High reliability

C. High validity

D. Easy

A. Moderately difficult. A facility index is or difficulty index of 0.50 means the test item is moderately difficult because 50% of the students got the item correctly.

Which statement can be determined by a criterion-referenced test?

A. Performance higher than the group

B. Performance of the students in a large group

C. Performance of students in a small group

D. Preferred level of performance of students in a group

D. Preferred level of performance of students in a group. D represents the criterion reference statement. The teacher will identify the preferred level of performance of the students in advance.

A portfolio assessment requires a representation of a collection of student’s work. What is the purpose of the said activity?

I. To showcase the current abilities and skills of the learners

II. To show growth and development of the learners

III. To evaluate the cumulative achievement of the learners

A. I and II

B. I and III

C. I and III

D. I, II and III

D. I, II. And III are all descriptions of portfolio assessment.

Teacher X discovered that his students are weak in writing skills. Which test should teacher x administers further to determine in which other skills are weak?

A. Formative Assessment

B. Placement Assessment

C. Diagnostic Assessment

D. Summative Assessment

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.