ASSESSMENT OF THE PREDICTIVE VALIDITY OF ENTRANCE EXAMINATION QUESTIONS (EEQ) OF NIGERIAN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, OGBOMOSO
Selection tests are tools used in higher institutions to select candidates for admissions. These tests are aimed at providing quality students for the task ahead. This study therefore aimed at assessing the predictive validity of the entrance examination questions (EEQ) of the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary (NBTS), Ogbomoso. The study adopted an expos-facto research design. The study population was 142 participants. A judgmental sampling technique was used to select 70 participants who had the required characteristics for the study. The instrument used was an archival source. Data were analyzed with regression statistics using SPSS version 20 and Microsoft Excel 2007. Findings from the study revealed that the entrance examination averages of regular students were able to predict their academic performances while entrance examination averages could not predict sandwich students’ academic performances. Thus the study concludes that the entrance examination questions varied in the prediction of students’ outcomes. We recommend that the management of NBTS should involve experts in test and measurement constructing entrance assessment tools.
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