Creating a Database for Test Items in National Examinations

JO Borokinni
2009 African Research Review  
This paper looks at how to generate questions for national and local examinations without putting such questions (Items) at risk of leakage; reduce cost and time taken for such activities like time consuming items analysis and moderation; and improve on the poor selection which often characterized manually generated questions. These problems raise doubt on the credibility of examinations and the innocent students who use such certificates are at the receiving end. The fundamental focus in this
more » ... ntal focus in this piece, is on how to use Database Management System (DBMS) to store questions produced during 'Items Generation' for easy selection of questions, good discrimination index, high security provision, good item-difficulty stratification, easy item analysis, a good retrieval system, specification for hardware requirement and software acquisition options.
doi:10.4314/afrrev.v3i1.43563 fatcat:rt5v44432neybj5ykzggq7o6y4