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Oluwaseyi Opesemowo's Lab

Featured research (1)

The study determined the parameter estimate of the Senior School Certificate Mathematics items of June/July 2017 NECO examinations and testlet effect under Multilevel Measurement Modeling with the aim of providing information on the psychometric properties and quality of the items. The research design was an ex-post facto, The examinees response were the multiple – choice items of the National Examinations Council Mathematics paper two for June/July 2017 which consisted the data for the study group. The targeted population consisted of 26,086 senior secondary three examinees who registered for Mathematics Senior School Certificate (NECO) in June/July 2017 in Osun State. A total of 318 private schools and 179 public schools registered for the paper. The results revealed the following items to be good which implied that such items functioned well, these were: items 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 54, 57, 58, 59, 60 whereas items that were considered to be bad included 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 13, 16, 19, 24, 25, 30, 38, 39, 41, 49, 53, 55 and 56. Furthermore, investigating an average bundle of item statistics under the measurement framework indicated that the Item Discrimination Means value and Standard Deviation under IRT approach were 1.26 and 0.60 respectively while the Mean value difference was 1.26. Although, item difficulty Mean value and the Standard Deviation were 0.26 and 4.26, respectively, whereas the Mean value difference was 0.26. Similarly, the guessing Mean value and the Standard Deviation were 0.15 and 0.19, respectively, whereas the Mean value difference stood at 0.15. The study concluded that any standardized examination, especially from an examining body in charge of certificate examination, if issues like differential testlet effect is not taking into consideration, it could harm the validity of the items and also alter the ability estimates of the examinees The validity of the test would be strengthened when issues like differential testlet effect is adequately taken care of.

Lab head

Oluwaseyi Opesemowo
Department
  • Department of Educational Foundations

Members (5)

Christopher Slaten
  • University of Missouri
John S. Klatt
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison
Dominick Scalise
  • Sunrise Counseling Psychology
Emily Oluseyi Adeyemo
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
Shaun Schilder
  • California State University, Long Beach
Margaret Rhody
Margaret Rhody
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Leah Rouse Arndt
Leah Rouse Arndt
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Nicole R. Crosby
Nicole R. Crosby
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Cali L. Schneller
Cali L. Schneller
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Bo Zhang
Bo Zhang
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Monica Ladell
Monica Ladell
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