Reliability analisis of examination questions in a mathematics course using rasch measurement model

Zulkifli Mohd Nopiah, Mohd Helmi Jamalluddin, Nur Arzilah Ismail Haliza Othman, Izamarlina Asshaari, Mohd Haniff Osman

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Abstract

Students' performance cannot be based solely on their ability to answer questions. The accuracy of the examination questions must also be considered when measuring the outcome of the course. The objective of this paper was to study the reliability of a question and its impact on students' performance. A well-constructed question should be commensurate with the level of the intended knowledge. In this study, results from a linear algebra examination were analysed using the Rasch Model. The Rasch Model was used to analyse the reliability, non-redundancy and suitability of examination questions. The results showed that, in this particular case, the linear algebra questions were correctly constructed without any redundancy and suitable for the intended students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1171-1176
Number of pages6
JournalSains Malaysiana
Volume41
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

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Keywords

  • Bloom's taxonomy
  • Item redundant
  • Misfit item
  • Person-item distribution
  • Rasch model

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Reliability analisis of examination questions in a mathematics course using rasch measurement model. / Mohd Nopiah, Zulkifli; Jamalluddin, Mohd Helmi; Haliza Othman, Nur Arzilah Ismail; Asshaari, Izamarlina; Osman, Mohd Haniff.

In: Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 41, No. 9, 09.2012, p. 1171-1176.

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