The Practices And Challenges of Test Construction And Administration In Selected Secondary Schools of Kolfe Keranio Sub-City In Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababauniversity


The purpose of the study was to assess the practices and challenges of test construction and administration in selected secondary schools of Kolfe Keranyo Sub city in Addis Ababa City Administration. Descriptive survey research design was employed. Primary data was collected from one government and two private secondary schools. The participants were 85 teachers and 80 first to third ranking students which were selected from the above mentioned schools using random and purposive sampling techniques respectively. To collect primary data, questionnaire with close ended and open ended questions and interview guide were used. The major findings of this study indicated that most of the teachers lack the awareness of test construction guidelines, and lack the skill to apply it practically and even had confusion about it. Teacher- made tests were not effectively prepared as observed in the review. It was also found that the controlling mechanism of proper construction of test is very weak. Finally, in relation to the assessment, the possible recommendations were made



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