Analysis of functioning and non- functionong decoys in Multiple-choice Biology items

dc.contributor.authorOlutola, A.T.
dc.contributor.authorOwolabi, H. O.
dc.contributor.authorDaramola, D. S.
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-17T12:37:05Z
dc.date.available2024-04-17T12:37:05Z
dc.date.issued2015-01
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the functioning and non-functioning decoys of Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) multiple-choice biology items. The survey research design was employed for the study. Sample for the study consisted of 1450 Senior Secondary Three (SSIII) students drawn from 20 randomly selected secondary schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The instruments used for the study were 2008 SSCE NECO and WAEC multiple-choice Biology test papers. Findings from the study showed that there were 229 (95%)functional options and 11 (5%) non-functional options in 2008 WAEC SSCE Biology multiple-choice test; NECO had 280 (93%) functional options and 20 (7%) non-functional options. WAEC and NECO SSCE in Biology had reliability coefficient of 0.91 and 0.93 respectively (p>0.05) and the concurrent validity of 0.90. Four (4) option items especially in Biology was recommended but if 5 options items should be used, more attention should be given to functionality of decoys, validity and reliability.
dc.identifier.citationOlutola, A.T., Owolabi, H. O. & Daramola, D. S. (2015). Analysis of functioning and non- functionong decoys in Multiple-choice Biology items. FUDMA Journal of Science and Educational Research (FJSER).1,(1); 50-60. Published by Faculty of Science and Education, Federal University, Dutsinma.
dc.identifier.issn2449-0636
dc.identifier.urihttps://uilspace.unilorin.edu.ng/handle/123456789/12188
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherPublished by Faculty of Science and Education, Federal University, Dutsinma.
dc.relation.ispartofseries01; 1
dc.subjectFunctioning Decoys
dc.subjectNon-functioning Decoys
dc.subjectMultiple choice Items
dc.subjectBiology
dc.titleAnalysis of functioning and non- functionong decoys in Multiple-choice Biology items
dc.typeArticle

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