International Journal of
Vocational and Technical Education

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Voc. Tech. Educ.
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJVTE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 104

Full Length Research Paper

Psycho productive skills multiple choice test items for assessing students in mechanical engineering craft in technical colleges in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Danjuma A. Ombugus
  • Danjuma A. Ombugus
  • Department of Technical Education, College of Education, Akwanga, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
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Sabina A. Dingba
  • Sabina A. Dingba
  • Department of Home Economics, College of Education, Akwanga, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
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Comfort A. Krene
  • Comfort A. Krene
  • Department of Agricultural Education, College of Education, Akwanga, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
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Abdulahi A. Odus
  • Abdulahi A. Odus
  • Department of Agricultural Education, College of Education, Akwanga, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 25 February 2019
  •  Accepted: 09 April 2019
  •  Published: 30 April 2019

Abstract

This study focused on the development and validation of psycho productive skill multiple choice test (PSMCT) for assessment of technical college students’ achievement in mechanical engineering craft. The study adopted the instrumentation research design and was conducted in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. The population of the study was 248 National Technical Certificate (NTC) III students comprising three capability groups (42 high, 140 average and 66 of low capability). A 305 item draft copy of psycho productive skills multiple choice test items was generated and utilized as the instrument for the study. The test was used to assess students in the four Government Technical Colleges in Assakio, Mada Station, Agwada, and Doma in the study area. The data collected were analyzed using split-half technique and Kadder-Richardson (K-R20). The reliability coefficient of the test was 0.84. It was found out that there were significant differences in the mean scores of the three ability groups. It was recommended among others, that examination bodies should integrate the psycho productive skill multiple choice test in their examination process for certification of NTC students. 
 
Key words: Mechanical engineering craft, assessment, psycho productive skills multiple choice test, technical college, students, Nasarawa State.