ACHIEVEMENT TEST
Page 1 Preliminary
Details
Name of teacher
: Jayanthy R Raj
Name of school : St.Mary’s CGHSS Ernakulam
Standard : VIII
Division : B
Subject : ENGLISH
Duration :
45 minutes
Maximum Mark: 20
Page
2 Content and Curricular / Learning
Objectives
The learner:
1. Prose
Comprehension
a) reads and understands the passage
b) identifies the theme of the
passage
c) writes the appropriate answers in
simple English
2. Poem
Comprehension
a) Reads and comprehends poems.
b) Reads and grasps the
theme of poems.
c)Reads and appreciates
poems.
d) Reads and identifies
the poetic craft
3. Textual
Questions
a) Reads and comprehends the theme and the features of
characters in a story.
b)Reads and appreciates a story/passage and
writes responses.
c) Reads a
story/passage and constructs various forms of discourses such as dialogues, reports,
diary, posters, placards, slogans etc...
d) Reads unfamiliar passages comprehends them
and guesses the meaning of unfamiliar words and constructs dialogues/reports
etc.
e)
Reads familiar passages and comprehends them.
f) Writes events in a
story/passage in logical sequence using suitable cohesive devices.
g) Writes essays and articles on various themes
in one's own sentences.
h) Writes one's own opinions and justifications.
4. Discourse
Writing
a) Writes
letters appropriate to different communicative situations.
b) Attempts writing
stories of one's own.
c) Prepares notices to
communicate the message/ information.
d) Reads and comprehends the data/information
given by decoding the information.
e) Uses proper cohesive devices for writing.
f) Writes profile based
on the given details.
g) Writes one's own responses appropriately in
various contexts.
h) Writes news headlines, captions, slogans etc.
based on given contexts.
5. Language
/ Grammatical items
a) Uses appropriate language functions for effective
communication using questions, question tags, conditionals etc.
b) Reports what some
one said.
c) Guesses meaning of
words and identifies antonyms and synonyms in appropriate contexts.
d) Improves accuracy in communication by using
prepositions, articles and linkers.
e) Edits a passage by
identifying various types of errors.
f) Reads and comprehends simple stories and
narrates events in proper sequence.
g) Uses appropriate vocabulary for effective
communication.
Page
3 Weightage to Content and Curricular Objectives
Sl
No.

Content

Curricular
Objectives

No. Of
questions

Score

Percentage

1

Prose
comprehension

Ia, Ic

3(3)

4

20

2

Poem
comprehension

2a,2a,2a,2b

4(1)

4

20

3

Textual
Questions

3b,3b,3a,3a

4(1)

4

20

4

Discourse
Writing

4a

5(1)

5

25

5

Language/
Grammatical
items

5a

6(1/2)

3

15

Total


20

100

Page 4 Weightage to Form of
Questions
Sl. No.

Form of Questions

Number of
Questions

Score

Percentage

1

Short Answers

10

12

60

2

Very short
answer

6

3

15

3

Long Answer

1

5

25

TOTAL

100

Page 5 Weightage
to Difficulty Level
Sl
No.

Difficulty Level

Number of
Questions

Score

Percentage

1

Easy

3

3

15

2

Average

14

12

60

3

Difficult

1

5

25

TOTAL

100

Page
6 Blue Print
Blue Print

Sl. No.

Content

Curricular Objectives

Form of Questions

Total

V.S.A

S.A

L.A

1

Prose
comprehension

1a,1b,1c





2

Poem
comprehension






3

Textual
Questions






4

Discourse
Writing






5

Language/
Grammatical
items






Total






100

Page 7 Question wise
Analysis
Sl.No

Content

Curricular Objective

Form of Question

Difficulty Level

Score

Time

1

Prose comprehension

1a,1b.1c

S.A

Easy

1(1)

1
mt

2

Prose comprehension

1a,1b.1c

S.A

Average

1(1)

1
mt

3

Prose comprehension

1a,1b.1c

S.A

Average

1(1)

1
mt

4

Prose comprehension

1a,1b.1c

S.A

Difficult

1(1)

1
mt

Page 8 Sample Question
Paper
Page
9 Scoring Key
and Marking Scheme
Sl.No

Value points

Score

Total Score

Prose comprehension




1




2




3




4




Poem Comprehension




5




6




7




8








Page
9 Achievement Test Scores
Sl.No.

Name of the pupil

Marks

20

5( C.C.E)

1

Anil Kumar R

19

4

2

Arun Mathew

7

3

3

Adithya R Gopal

19

5

4

Anvar P

18

4

5

Midhun Lal

10

3

6

Anila V

16

3

7

Archana C

17

3

8

Aleena S

8

2

9

Renu S

15

3

10

Keerthana M

16

4

11

Meera Devi R

9

2

12

Veena Reghu

5

2

Page
10 Sample answer sheets of the
pupils (one or two)
STATISTICAL ANAYSIS OF DATA
Page1 Raw Data
The
marks of the students secured in the achievement test is known as the raw
scores or crude scores.
The
raw scores are the following:5,7,8,9,10,15,16,16, 17,18,19,19,
The raw scores are classified in the form of a
frequency table for statistical analysis
. Frequency distribution is the organisation
of data and grouping of scores in to classes or categories.
The frequency distribution
table
Scores

Tally mark

Frequencies

15

1

1

610

1,1,1,1

4

1115

1,1,

2

1620

1,1,1,1,1,

5

N=12

Page1
Measures of central Tendency
Measures of central
tendency deal with the types of averages of a series of scores. The most widely
used measures of central tendency are
the mean, the median and the mode. They serve two purposes. First they throw
light on the performance of the group as a whole. Secondly they are a means to
compare the performances of two or more groups.
Arithmetic Mean
Mean is a commonly used
average.It is obtained by summing up the values of items in a series and
dividing the sum by the number of items.
When the scores are
ungrouped the mean is computed by dividing the sum of the scores by the total
number of scores. When the scores are classified in to a frequency table the
Mean =∑fx /∑f where x is the class
interval, f is the corresponding frequency and N is the total number of scores.
(Calculation of Arithmetic Mean)
Median
Median
is the middle most score of a distribution. It is a positional average. Median
is the value of that item which occupies the central position , when the items
arranged in the ascending or descending order of their magnitude.
The
median of ungrouped data can be calculated by ranking them usually in the
ascending order. When there are N scores , the rank of the median will be N/2 .
The
class in which the N/2 observations fall is the median class. If l is the lower
limit of the median class, and i is the class interval length and f the
frequency of the median class, and m is the cumulative frequency up to the
median class.
The
Median=l+N/2m/f*i
(Calculation of Median)
Mode
Mode
is the value of an item which occurs more frequently than all other items. It
is the value of that item which is more prominent than others.When data is
ungrouped the mode is the most repeated score.It is called ‘rude’mode.When
scores are grouped, the rude mode is the midpoint of the interval in which the
greatest frequency occurs.
(Calculation
of Mode)
Measures of Dispersion
The
measures of dispersion means the measures of variability of the scores around
their central tendency. Range, mean deviation, quartile deviation, and standard
deviation are the important measures of dispersion.
Standard Deviation (SD)
SD is defined as the square
root of the mean of squares of deviations from the mean. In order to calculate
SD, deviation of separate scores from the mean (d=xm) are calculated. The sum
of the squares (∑d^{2 } )is
divided by the total number of scores
and the square root of it gives
the SD of the scores.
SD=√d^{2 } /N
(Calculation
of SD)
Graphical Representation of
Classified Data
Statistical
data are represented diagrammatically for better clarity and understanding and for quick and easy reference
Pie Diagram.
It
is a useful form of diagram to represent a group divided into a number of parts
which are to be compared.
(Graph)
Histogram
A
histogram is a two dimensional graph. The two variables are the class intervals
and the frequency of the scores at each interval. The histogram is prepared by
plotting the class intervals along the X axis and the corresponding frequencies
along the Y axis.
(Graph)
Conclusion
From the statistical analysis of the raw data
The mean =
The median =
The mode=
The SD =
The high values of AM , median and mode and SD
denotes that the students have secured
high marks. It indicates that
the performances of the group of
students are in the above average level
without much dispersion. It also indicates the effectiveness of the classroom
instruction provided to the students.
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1.English Language Education :(2007) Dr.K Sivarajan
TVRamakrishnan & K Mridula
Calicut University,
Central Cooperative stores ,
Calicut University P.O. Kerala 673635
2.Contemporary English Teaching: (2009) M.Jesa K MK
Publications, Kollam, Kerala691303
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