ASSESSMENT OF THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION QUESTION (EEQ) PAPER THAT BEST PREDICT STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCES AT NIGERIAN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, OGBOMOSO

  • QUEENSOAP MEMORY PhD
  • Areo Omolara Abosede PhD
Keywords: Entrance Examination Questions, Students Cumulative Averages, Predictive Validity, Best, Academic performances

Abstract

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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Author Biographies

QUEENSOAP MEMORY, PhD

Department of Arts Education, Faculty of Education, Federal University Otueke, Bayelsa State Nigeria.

Areo Omolara Abosede, PhD

Department of Teacher Education, Faculty Religious Education, Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria.

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Published
2021-10-14
How to Cite
MEMORY, Q., & Omolara Abosede, A. (2021). ASSESSMENT OF THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION QUESTION (EEQ) PAPER THAT BEST PREDICT STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCES AT NIGERIAN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, OGBOMOSO. IJER-International Journal of Educational Research, 4(09), 21-29. Retrieved from http://gphjournal.org/index.php/er/article/view/490