The Effect of Two Scoring Methods on Multiple Choice Agricultural Science Test Scores

B. K. Ajayi, M. S. Omirin


The study investigated the effect of two scoring methods on multiple choice agricultural sciences test scores, to find the most favourable method to be used, the interaction effect of two methods of scoring in the schools, types of school and the states. The research design used was combination of survey type and one short experimental design. A sample of 1,200 students was selected by stratified random sampling techniques in south western Nigeria. Two hypotheses were generated and tested at 0.05 level of significance using t - test and correlation analysis. The result of the analysis showed that, there was significant relationship between the performance of students whose scripts were marked with number right scoring method and those marked with logical choice weight scoring method. The study revealed that logical choice weight scoring method was a better method that favoured the scoring of the students in multiple choice Agricultural Science test. Based on this findings, it was recommended that logical choice weight should be introduced to teachers for use in the classroom as a new method of scoring multiple choice tests in both Junior and Senior Secondary Schools.

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