PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF STATISTICS, vol.30, no.6, pp.1279-1288, 2014 (SCI-Expanded)
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.