Critical Areas of Measurement and Evaluation in Education, Where Final Year NCE Students in the South-East Nigeria Experience Difficulties (Published)
This study aimed at investigating the critical areas of measurement and evaluation in education, where Final year NCE Students experience difficulties in the South East, Nigeria. Two research questions guided the study. A sample of 1250 NCE Final year students selected through stratified proportionate(10%) random sampling technique from five (5) Colleges of Education in the five (5) states of South East, Nigeria was used for the study. Questionnaire instrument developed by the researchers was used for data collection . The instrument was validated by three experts, one from Science Education and two from Educational Measurement and Evaluation. The data collected were analyzed using Mean and Improvement Required Index (IRI). The results show that the Final Year NCE Students require improvement in all the thirty (30) items of measurement and evaluation. Also the students rated that they require improvement in all the aspect of test development process. Based on these findings the following recommendations were made: Colleges of Education in the South East Nigeria , should collaborate with experts in Educational Measurement and Evaluation to organize intensive lectures, workshops, seminars and short courses for the Final Year NCE Students in those areas under study, in order to upgrade their competencies. Equally, Lecturers in measurement and evaluation should spend more time in teaching the course, giving special assignments to NCE students on those critical areas/topics in the South-East, Nigeria.