Achievement Test

How to Write First Achievement Test: B.Ed Notes

Achievement Test

Introduction

Achievement test is a test of developed skill or knowledge. The most common type of achievement test is a standardised test developed to measure skills and knowledge learned in a given grade level, usually through planned instruction, such as training or classroom instruction. Achievement tests are often contrasted with tests that measure aptitude, a more general and stable cognitive trait.


Achievement test scores are often used in an educational system to determine the level of instruction for which a student is prepared. High achievement scores usually indicate a mastery of grade-level material, and the readiness for advanced instruction. Low achievement scores can indicate the need for remediation or repeating a course grade.

Under No Child Left Behind, achievement tests have taken on an additional role of assessing proficiency of students. Proficiency is defined as the amount of grade-appropriate knowledge and skills a student has acquired up to the point of testing. Better teaching practices are expected to increase the amount learned in a school year, and therefore to increase achievement scores, and yield more “proficient” students than before.


When writing achievement test items, writers usually begin with a list of content standards (either written by content specialists or based on state-created content standards) which specify exactly what students are expected to learn in a given school year. The goal of item writers is to create test items that measure the most important skills and knowledge attained in a given content standards. Content validity is determined by the representativeness of the items included on the final test.

Types of Achievement Test

Achievement tests are of two types:-

a. Tests used in the classroom for formative or summative assessment

and b. Standardised tests, which serve many purposes, including assessment.

Uses of Achievement Test

The purpose of achievement testing is to measure some aspects of the intellectual competencies of human beings: what a person has learned to know or to do. Teachers use achievement tests to measure the attainments of their students.

Blueprint

 A. Weightage of Content

SL NO.

SUBJECTS

MARKS

PERCENTAGE (%)

1

Chapter-1

9

45%

2

Chapter-2

11

55%

TOTAL

20

100%

 B. Weightage to Objectives

SL NO.

OBJECTIVES

MARKS

PERCENTAGE (%)

1

KNOWLEDGE

8

40%

2

UNDERSTANDING

6

30%

3

APPLICATION

2

10%

4

SKILL

4

20%

TOTAL

20

100%

 C. Weightage to form of Questions

SL NO.

FORM OF QUESTIONS

MARKS

PERCENTAGE (%)

1

ESSAY TYPE

4

20%

2

SHORT ANSWER TYPE

10

50%

3

VERY SHORT ANSWER TYPE

4

20%

4

OBJECTIVE TYPE

2

10%

TOTAL

20

100%

 D. Weightage to Difficulty Level

SL NO.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

MARKS

PERCENTAGE (%)

1

EASY

6

30%

2

AVERAGE

10

50%

3

DIFFICULT

4

20%

TOTAL

20

100%

Subject- Social Science

Class-IX

Maximum Marks- 20

Time- 30 Minutes

Objectives

Knowledge

Understanding

Application

Skill

Total

Forms of Question

ET

SA

VSA

OT

ET

SA

VSA

OT

ET

SA

VSA

OT

ET

SA

VSA

OT


Contents

Chapter-1

2(2)

1(1)

2(4)

1(2)

6(9)

Chapter-2

1(2)

2(2)

1(1)

1(2)

1(4)

6(11)

Sub-total

0

1(2)

4(4)

2(2)

0

3(6)

0

0

0

1(2)

0

0

1(4)

0

0

0

12(20)

Total

7(8)

3(6)

1(4)

1(2)

12(20)

N.B.- The figure inside the bracket indicates the marks of the question and figure outside the bracket indicates no. of questions.


ET- Essay Type.

SA- Short Answer Type.

VSA- Very Short Answer Type.

OT- Objective Type.

Sample Question Paper

Govt. Girls’ H.S. & M.P. School

First AChievement Test

Sub- Social Science

Class-IX

Full Marks- 20

Time- 30 Min

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1. Choose the correct answer: 1×2=2


a. The first political party of India is-

i. Bharatiya Janata Dal

ii. Trinamool Congress

iii. Indian National Congress

iv. Indian Communist Party


b. Nameri National Part is situated _____ district of Assam.

i. Golaghat

ii. Nagaon

iii. Jorhat

iv. Sonitpur

 2. Answer the following questions- 1×4=4

a. Write the name of a country with unilateral governance system.

b. Which city is known as the ‘Gateway’ of North-East?

c. Write the full-form of UPA.

d. Name any one National Park of Assam.


3. What do you mean by political party? 2

4. Name any two foreign country nearest to Assam. 2

5. Mention any two functions of a political party. 2

6. Write any two adverse affects consequences by flood. 2

7. How do the Allied Government form? 2

8. Draw a map of Assam mentioning its boundary. 4

List of Students

ROLL NO.

NAME OF STUDENT

MARKS OBTAINED

REMARKS

1

A

14


2

B

16


3

C

15


4

D

ABSENT

5

E

17


Report on the First Achievement Test

Joining as an internship trainee at ______________School, from ______ (Date). I hardly could teach _____ (No. Of classes) classes as after I join the school, annual school week were started from ________ (Date). After School Week, the regular classes were started again. The school authority had given us the classes from class VI to X. I had taught the subjects English and Social Science at various classes. I planned to take the achievement test at class IX for the subject Social Science. So I requested the vice-principal of the school to provide me at least three classes at class IX so that I could gather the idea about the previous knowledge of the students as well as progress of completed chapters. After teaching 3 classes, I announce the students to be prepared for the test which will include two chapters. On ______ (Date), I take an assessment of 20 marks to check their achievement level on Social Science.

Observation

 After evaluation it is observed that-

1. Most of the students have very poor achievement over the subject and their performances are not satisfactory.

2. Out of _____ appeared students, only ____ of them got passing marks.

3. If we depicts the above data in percentage, we find only _____ (percentage) of students got passed.

4. Many students have simple spelling errors which might be improved.

5. Drawing skills is not satisfactory as seen in the evaluation copies.

6. Some students have problem of marking accurate question number while answering questions.

7. Writing speed need to be improved as many students could not complete the answers within the stipulated time period.

Abstract of the First Achievement Test

1. Total No. of students in class IX=

2. Total no. of students appeared=

3. Total no. of students absent=

4. Total no. of students secured passing marks=

5. Total no. of students failed=

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