THE INFLUENCE OF FIGURED AND NON-FIGURED QUESTIONS ON SECONDARY STUDENTS' SUCCESS AT SCIENCE EXAMS


Duran M., Balta N.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF STATISTICS, vol.30, no.6, pp.1279-1288, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF STATISTICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1279-1288

Abstract

This study's main objective is to analyze the extent of influences of figured or non-figured questions in science exams on secondary school students' performance. Previous studies indicate the fact that students' performance is usually affected positively and sometimes adversely by conducting examinations having visuals such as pictures, figures and graphics ... etc. In this particular study, the achievement of middle and high school students in figured and a non-figured test is investigated. The pilot studies of twenty-four -a question parallel form test on pressure has been conducted among forty two students. The reliability of the test was calculated as 0.63 for figured questions, and 0.84 for non-figured questions.