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Scirj Volume VI, Issue XII, December 2018 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

Appropriate Steps and Ethical Considerations of Assessment Practices in the University of Bamenda: A Survey of Self-Assessment and Students' Perception Inventories

Valentine Banfegha Ngalim & Yoh Edelquin Nabi

Abstract: Teaching and assessment are two sides of the same coin. Assessment is an integral part of the teaching profession and the results of any assessment are a measuring rod to evaluate the teacher output. To ensure the validity of the tests used by teachers, appropriate test construction, administration and scoring procedures should be used. The main question addressed in this study is whether teachers use appropriate construction procedures to enhance the validity of the results obtained from testing. In executing this study, a survey approach was used and the population of the study comprised lecturers and students in some selected faculties of the University of Bamenda. From the population, a sample of 53 teachers and 238 students were selected. Two questionnaires focusing on steps in constructing a valid achievement test, administering it with the use of ethical issues were designed. The reliability of the scores from the instrument was determined using Cronbach alpha and it yielded a value of .702 for students and 0.823 for lecturers. Samples of 30 tests papers were examined. The data collected from questionnaires were analyzed using means and percentages, t-test and factor analysis. The results indicated that teachers exhibited good test developments. They however did not use test blue print, no item analysis and no peer review of items. It was recommended that teacher development seminars be organized regularly to fill the gaps noticed in this study.

Reference this Paper: Appropriate Steps and Ethical Considerations of Assessment Practices in the University of Bamenda: A Survey of Self-Assessment and Students' Perception Inventories by Valentine Banfegha Ngalim & Yoh Edelquin Nabi published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume VI, Issue XII, December 2018 Edition, Page 7-20 ".

Search Terms: Assessment practices; University of Bamenda; Student perception inventories

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