Teachers’ Level of Awareness, Academic Qualification and Application of Test Blue-Prints in Learners’ Assessment in Secondary Schools in Cross River State, Nigeria

B. A. Bassey, Ph.D; J. O. Usani


This study investigated the influence of teachers’ level of awareness, academic qualification and application of test blue-print in learners’ assessment in secondary schools in Cross River State. The study adopted a survey research design. Three null hypotheses guided the study. Stratified random sampling technique was adopted in selecting 400 teachers for the study. The data were collected through a validated questionnaire with a reliability co-efficient of 0.89 that was established using the Cronbach alpha method. Data were statistically analysed using population t-test and one-way ANOVA at .05 level of significance. The result showed that application of test blue-print among secondary school teachers in Cross River State was significant. There was no significant influence of years of experience on teachers’ application of test blue-print as F = 1.885, P>.05. The other three variables, teachers academic qualification, level of awareness and extent of application of test blue-print were found statistically significant with F=9.420, P>.05 p<.05, and t=147.72, p<.05 respectively. It was recommended that teachers should be trained on the use of test blue-print through regular workshops and placement of emphasis during their professional training in colleges and universities to ensure that their instruments are valid measures of the learners’ ability. Keywords

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