Aminu Yusuf (2014)

Assessment of Primary School Teacher-Made Mathematics Test in Bauchi State, Nigeria

Abstract There is need to assess the output process and quality of primary school teacher-made mathematics test. The objectives of the study include determining the quality of primary school teacher –made mathematics test; the extent of disparity of test content among various primary schools within the State. A survey research design was adopted for the study. Bauchi State Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has a population of 913 mathematics teachers at primary school level, out of which 697 are males and 216 are females distributed within the 20 Local Government Areas of the State. A Sample of 269 teachers comprising 204 males and 65 females were selected based on Proportional Stratified random sampling. Teacher–made test questionnaire was developed, validated and used for data collection. The reliability coefficient of 0.84 was established using Cronbach’s alpha. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, percentages and bar chart. The findings from the study showed that moderation of the teacher – made mathematics test is not done by experts; wide disparity in test content are among the challenges of primary school teacher-made mathematics test in the State. Moderation of test by head teachers at school level, establishment of Assessment Clinic Program me in charge of training and re-training of teachers on assessment practices at State level and attendance of workshops / seminars to update teacher knowledge on good assessment practices are some of the recommendations made. Keywords: Teacher-made Mathematics test, Quality of test & SUBEB.

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