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Table of Test Specification

STEPS INVOLVED IN A STANDARD ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE


Prepare a table of test specifications Craft test items Draw up mark schemes Vet items Administer the test Mark the scripts Analyse test results for feedback on setting better items and for improving instructions.

Table of Test Specification


Should be construct either by the constructors of educational curricula or syllabi or teacher who taught the subjects. To ensure content validity of the test. Should be prepared before certain course / test is conducted Assist the teacher in organizing her/his teaching material and all the resources that she/he plans to use in teaching because table of test specification is the plan of all objectives of her/his teaching.

STEPS IN CONSTRUCTING TABLE OF TEST SPECIFICATION


STEP 1 Determine the test objectives and the scope of the subject to be tested from the syllabus. STEP 2 Decide the test format according the scope to time for the test the item type,number of each type of question and the pupils ability. Eg, Subject : Biology Topic : Cell structure & function Time ; 2 hours Format : Objective & essay Total marks : 100

Item format

Objective

Essay

Time Marks Number of items Marks for each item Time allocation of each item

1 hour 40 40 1

1 hour 60 3 20

1-5 minutes

20 minutes

STEPS IN CONSTRUCTING TABLE OF TEST SPECIFICATION


STEP 3 List out the topics which is going to be tested and length of time allocated for such topic No 1 2 3 4 5 Topic Cell structure & functions Movement of materials Chemical composition of cells Division of cell Cell organization Total hours Hours of Interaction 20 9 12 5 8 54

STEPS IN CONSTRUCTING TABLE OF TEST SPECIFICATION


STEP 4 Calculate the percentage to adjust the weightage for each topic Total hours for interaction X 100 Total hour No 1 2 3 4 5 Topic Hours Percentage 37% 16.7% 22% 9.3% 14.8% 100%

Cell structure & functions Movement of materials Chemical composition of cells Division of cell Cell organization
Total hours

20 9 12 5 8 54

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STEP 5 Relate the marks for each type questions
No 1 2 Topics Cell structure and function Movement of materials across the plasma membrane Chemical composition of cell Division of cells Cell organization Total Percentage 37 17 Essay Marks 20 Objective Marks 17 17

22

20

4 5

9 15 100

20 10+10 60

4 40

STEPS IN CONSTRUCTING TABLE OF TEST SPECIFICATION

The skill levels in each item can be of the cognitive,affective and psychomotor domains. In this is test, the suggested weights for each cognitive level according to Blooms taxonomy is as follows: Cognitive Domain
Mengingat Memahami Mengaplikasi Menganalisis Menilai Mencipta Total

STEP 6

Objective Item
10% 30% 25% 25% 5% 5% 100%

Essay Item
10% 30% 20% 20% 20% 100%

TABLE OF TEST SPECIFICATIONS


Learning Outcomes Bloom Cognitive Level
1 2 3 4 5 6

Total