Construction of Achievement test in Social science

Construction of Achievement test in Social science

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Construction of Achievement test in Social science

 

Achievement test is an important tool in school evaluation and has great significance in measuring instructional progress and progress of the students in the subject area. Achievement means one’s learning attainments, accomplishments, proficiencies, etc.

It is directly related to the pupil’s growth and development in educational situations. Tests should give an accurate picture of students’ knowledge and skills in the subject area or domain being tested. Accurate achievement data are very important for planning curriculum and instruction and for program evaluation. Test scores that overestimate or underestimate students’ actual knowledge and skills cannot serve these important purposes.

Achievement test is an important aspect of assessment of learning.  It is important for the teacher to assess the learning of the student. Assessment in learning plays an important role in providing feedback to the students about their learning and the teacher about their teaching. Based on assessment the teacher can change and modify his/her teaching strategy.

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I conducted two achievement tests for two different pedagogy subject- social science and Assamese.

As an intern I dealt with different topic and content of Social sciences and Assamese in class VI and VIII. Based on whatever I dealt in the class I conducted an achievement test on the students of class VI and VII. I conducted a test on 2 chapters in both classes.

I prepared blueprint for both the pedagogy before conducting. The objectives of the tests were- To assess what students had learnt, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the students, and to measure effectiveness of their grasping power.

For this I prepared a question based on different criteria like difficulty level, distribution of marks, types of questions etc. The achievement test I took is of 25 marks were the students were allotted 80 minutes.

There were four sections of questions; Section A comprises of multiple choices question where in student need to select the correct one, Section B comprises of very short answer types question, Section C comprises of  short answer type of and Section D comprises of easy type question.

There were different type of question like remembering type, understanding type, analysis and application type.

Social science– In Social science the total marks of the test was 25 and the pass mark is 7. Out of which 5 students scored below 7, 5 students scored above 20 and secured the first division, 7 of them scored above 16 and secured second division and 21 of them scored above 7 and secured third division in social science. Using statistics I have analyzed the marks obtained by the students, where I  found:

MEAN=14.29

MEDIAN=14.17

MODE= 13.93

 

 

Assamese pedagogy- I had organized an achievement test on Assamese pedagogy also where  total marks was 25 and the pass mark was 7. Out of which 4 students scored below 11, 13 students scored above 20 and secured the first division, 18 of them scored above 15 and secured second division. Using statistics we have analyze the marks obtained by the students, where we found:

MEAN=17.41

MEDIAN=17.62

MODE=16.99

 

 

From the achievement test conducted, it was observed that the students scored more marks in the objective type questions. They had understood the chapters and hence were able to score more in the objective type questions i.e. remembering and understanding.

Students mostly found difficulty in the short answer and long answer questions i.e. application and analysis for they were lacking in composition part, in framing the answers in a correct way and also spelling mistakes are common in every student.

 

Their writing style did not reflected the in the answers they wrote. It shows that they were not able to explore the questions creatively.

Due to the lack of practice, students were unable to develop critical thinking and imagination; rather they were used to remembering the question along with the answer beforehand the examination.

Most of the learners showcase appreciable ability where they realize that they can score good marks if they keep to the writing format correct. However, they were further given some basic composition exercises wherein to improve their writing style so that they will be able to form proper answers to the questions asked and also write creatively by exploring their thinking capacity.

From the assessment of the students it is cleared that students have few issues which need to be solved. They have issues in writing the spelling and question paper. They write the spelling the way they pronounce the word.

This whole process gave me great experience. It helped me to find out the strength and weaknesses of the student. First I got nervous little bit because I don’t have any idea about setting question paper. But with the help of my supervisor and friends I could do the task easily.

 

 

TITLE- QUESTION PAPERS OF ACHIEVEMENT TEST

( social science question paper)

Subject- Assamese

Class – VII

Time -40 minutes                                                                         Marks -25

1 . Give very shoert answer of the following questions-                            1*4=4

  1. To which country the author had started the journey in the chapter ‘ To the ice-country’ ?
  2. What did the post master give in the hand of Bijoy sankar ?
  3. What is the name of the houses made by ice ?
  4. Which was the word that raise question in the mind of Bijoysankar ?
  5. Give short answers – 2*6=12
  6. What is ice-berg ?
  7. Write two importance of savings.
  8. What are essential things to carry when we go the ice country ?
  9. What do you mean by saving ?
  10. Write the names of two animals that lives in ice-country?
  11. Write a brief note on Small saving scheme ?

3 . Make sentences :                                                                                          1*2=2

Rest, Top-down

4 . Break down khamakh –                                                                                1*2=2

Bina-pani, Navaratna

5 . write the merits and demerits of small saving scheme .                                         5

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(Assamese question paper)

 

Sub – social science

Class – VIII

Time – 40 minutes                                                                                   Marks- 25

1 . Answer the following questions –                                                            1*5=5

  1. What is the total length of the river Brahmaputra ?
  2. How many districts are there in Assam that river Barak flows down?
  3. What is constitution ?
  4. In which year democracy was established in Nepal ?
  5. Choose the correct option :

Indian constitution is written/ unwritten constitution .

2 . Short answer :                                                                                                2*5=10

  1. Write two problems due to flood occurs.
  2. Write a short note on economic importance of the river Barak.
  3. Write two features of written constitution.
  4. Mention the name of three countries that have written constitutin.
  5. Write the types of constitution.
  6. write a short note on the economic importance of the river Brahmaputra. 5
  7. Discuss the necessity of a constitution in a democratic country. 5

 

 

 

                                     6.00    TABLES

                   TITLE- BLUE PRINT OF ACHIEVEMENT TEST

Table 6.01.Bluprint Of Social Science:

Sl No. Name of the content. Remembering Understanding Application Analysis Total
 

 

VST

 

 

SAT

 

 

ET

 

 

VST

 

 

SAT

 

 

ET

 

 

VST

 

 

SAT

 

 

ET

 

 

VST

 

 

SAT

 

 

ET

1 Rivers of Assam 2(1) 2(2) 1(5) 5(11)
2 Constitution and its importance 2(1) 1(1) 3(2)

 

1(5) 10(14)
TOTAL 4(1) 1(1) 5(2) 1(5) 1(5) 15(25)
VAT: very short answer type, SAT: short answer type, ET: essay type

 

 

Table 6.02.Blueprint of Assamese:

Sl No. Name of the content. Remembering Understanding Application Analysis Total
 

 

VST

 

 

SAT

 

 

ET

 

 

VST

 

 

SAT

 

 

ET

 

 

VST

 

 

SAT

 

 

ET

 

 

VST

 

 

SAT

 

 

ET

1 TO THE ICECOUNTRY 2(1) 3(2) 2(1) 7(10)
2 THE VALUE OF SAVING IS NOT LESS THAN SAVING GOLD 2(1) 3(2)

 

2(1) 1(5) 8(15)
TOTAL 4(1) 6(2) 4(1) 1(5) 15(25)
VAT: very short answer type, SAT: short answer type, ET: essay type

 

Table 6.02. Analysis of question paper of achievement test (social science)-

SL no Chapter Levels Answer keys Form of question  Difficulty Marks
1 The rivers of Assam Remembering 2906 km VSAT Easy 1
2 The rivers of A ssam Remembering Three VSAT Easy 1
3 Constitution and its importance Understanding Constitution is the rules  and laws of a country VSAT Easy 1
4 Constitution and its importance Remembering 2008 VSAT Easy 1
5 Constitution and its importance Remembering Written VSAT Easy 1
SL NO Chapter Level Answer key Form of question Difficulty Marks
1 The rivers of Assam Understanding Loss of human life,

Damage to property

SAT Easy 2
2 The rivers Assam Understanding i)                    Most of the people of barak valley earn their livelihood from the river by fishing or boating.

ii)                   The river is the source of water for the crops of the valley.

 

 

SAT

Moderate 2
3 Constitution and its importance Understanding i)                    Specific and clear.

ii)                   The time of adoption and enforcement of a written constitution is known.

SAT Moderate 2
4 Constitution and its importance Understanding India, USA and Russia SAT Easy 2
5 Constitution and its importance Understanding Four types: written,unwritten, flexible and rigid constitution. SAT Moderate 2
Sl No Chapter Level Answer key Form of question Difficulty Marks
1 The rivers of Asssam Analysis : most of the people and communities of Assam use river Brahmaputra for meeting their livelihood in the form of wading of cattle, fishing, and cultivation of different types crops, irrigation and riverine transport .

Operation of ferry services has given rise to creation of employment for many people.

Nineteen important tourist hot spots in the state are situated in places on the banks of river Brahmaputra.

 

Analysis Difficult 5
2 Constitution and its importance Application i)                    it protects the fundamental rights of the people of the country.

ii)                   It conducts the election system systematically.

iii)                 It run the state functions smoothly.

iv)                 It gives detailed account of organisation , poers and functions of the three organs of the government.

v)                  It lies down of the aims , objectives , values, and goals which the people want to secure.

Application Difficult 5

 

 

Table 6.04.Analysis of question paper (Assamese)-

Sl No   chapter level Answer key Form of question Difficulty Marks
1       To the ice- country                                      Remembering Antarctica VSAT Easy 1
2 The value of saving money is equal to the value of saving gold . Remembering A book on mini saving scheme VSAT Easy 1
3 To the ice-country Remembering Igloo VSAT Easy 1
4 The value of saving money is equal to the value of saving gold . Remembering Mini-saving VSAT Easy 1
5 To the ice –country Application : all the men are taking rest after completion of the work

: the water of the river flows top-down.

VSAT Easy 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

6 The value of saving money is equal to the value of saving gold . Application : Bina ase panit jar

: No ta ratnar khamahar

VSAT Easy 1

 

1

 
 

 

 

Sl No Chapter Level Answer key Form of question Difficulty Marks
1 To the ice-country Understanding A very large block of ice that floats in the sea . SAT Easy 2
2 The value of saving money is equal to the value of saving gold . Understanding i)                    To become financially secure

ii)                   It helps during any emergency

SAT Moderate 2
3 To the ice-coutry Remembering : cape, shoes, camera, tape-recorder, woolen cloth, shocks ,sunglass etc. SAT Easy 2
4 The value of saving money is equal to the value of saving gold . Understanding Saving is an art.Saving means money that one have saved for future use. SAT Easy 2
5 To the ice-country Remembering Seal, reindeer SAT Easy 2
6 The value of saving money is equal to the value of saving gold Understanding In 1948 ,an oraganisation named ‘ NATIONAL SAVING ORGANISATION’ was established under the finance ministry of govt. of India which started the Mini Saving Scheme . under this scheme the children who have crossed the age of 10 years or any other adults can deposit money in post-office or Banks. SAT Moderate 2
SL NO Chapter Level Answer key Form of question Difficulty Marks
1 The value of saving money is equal to the value of saving gold Analysis Merits –

i)                    Uner this scheme any adults can save money in post-office or banks

ii)                   The money will be secure under this scheme .

iii)                 The rate of interest is very high.

Demerits :

i)                    The scheme does not cover the childeren below 10 years of age.

ii)                   It takes long process to open an account under this scheme.

LA Difficult 5

 

 

 

                                          7.00  FIGURES

Figure 7.01.Bar diagram achievement test marks( Assamese)-

Construction of Achievement test in Social science

 

Figure 7.02.Line diagram of achievement test marks (Assamese)

construction of achievement test in social science

 

Figure 7.03.Bar diagram of achievement test marks (social science)-

construction of achievement test in social science

Figure 7.04.Line diagram of achievement test marks (social science)-

construction of achievement test in social science