UNDERGRADUATES’ ATTITUDE TOWARDS COMPUTER-BASED TESTS AS AN ASSESSMENT MODE FOR GENERAL STUDIES
UNDERGRADUATES’ ATTITUDE TOWARDS COMPUTER-BASED TESTS AS AN ASSESSMENT MODE FOR GENERAL STUDIES

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Abstract
This study investigated undergraduate attitude towards Computer-Based Tests (CBT) as an assessment mode for general studies. The population of the study comprised all undergraduates’ of Federal University DutsinMa, Katsina State while the target population consisted of one hundred to three hundred levels undergraduates’ of Federal University Dutsin-Ma. The descriptive survey research was employed for the study and purposive sampling technique was used to select two hundred (210) undergraduates’. A researchers’ designed questionnaire titled ‘‘Attitude of Undergraduates’ Towards Computer-Based Test in General Studies Questionnaire’ (AUTCGSQ)’’ with Cronbach’s alpha reliability co-efficient of 0.88 was used to collect data for the study. Frequency, percentage, mean, t-test and ANOVA statistics were used to analyse the data collected. Findings revealed that undergraduates’ generally have positive attitude towards computer-based tests as an assessment mode for general studies in Federal University Dutsin-Ma
while there is no significant difference in the undergraduates’ attitude towards computer-based tests as an assessment mode for general studies in Federal University Dutsin-Ma on the basis of gender, mode of entry, faculty of study, age and levels. Based on these findings, it was recommended that undergraduate students should be encouraged to improve their computer skills for better performance in their GST CBT examinations.


Keywords: Assessment, Undergraduates’, Attitude, Computer-Based Test, General Studies