ASSESSMENT OF THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION QUESTION (EEQ) PAPER THAT BEST PREDICT STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCES AT NIGERIAN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, OGBOMOSO
In any educational system, tests are very important assessment tools. Among other functions, psychological tests are expected to predict the academic outcome of the examinees. The individual test has its own test implication from other tests therefore this study was determined to assess the entrance examination paper that best predict students’ academic performances at Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary (NBTS), Ogbomoso. This current study adopted a Correlation-Descriptive research design upon a sample of 70 participants who had the required traits for the study through a judgmental sampling technique. Demographic information of subjects was presented with Bar chart and simple percentage. The data were analyzed with the stepwise method of Regression Statistics. The researcher made use of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20 and Microsoft Office Excel 2007 for all statistical analysis. One major finding was that the best entrance paper that predicts students’ cumulative averages was the English test for both sandwich and regular students’. Meanwhile, the Bible Knowledge and Doctrine could not predict the students’ academic success. The study concludes that the subjects that constitute the entrance examination of NBTS predict in varying degrees regarding students’ academic achievements. We recommend that every test employed for purposes of selection for admission should be standardized.
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