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EEO. 2021; 20(5): 4469-4489

Evaluating the Multiple Choice Questions of Higher Secondary School English through Item Analysis

Muhammad Mooneeb Ali, Tayyaba Yasmin, Dr. Asma Shahid Kazi, Dr. Muhammad Asim Mahmood, Amna Shahid.


Testing and evaluation are important part of education system. The educators are exploring various methods to elevate the validity and reliability of the syllabus and materials that can make authentic materials for the learners. Considering these aspects the researchers intended to evaluate the difficulty index of the multiple choice questions of intermediate English part 1 compulsory. The core ideology behind this research is to provide authentic and valid learning materials than is evaluated through an authentic process. For the said purpose the whole Punjab public sector colleges were taken as a population where 2511 learners from 9 different cities of Punjab were chosen through convenient sampling methods. Each learner was provided with a book of MCQs containing 3087 MCQs for attempting it. After completion the books were collected and the results were obtained. The outcomes of this study clearly suggested that all these MCQs are varied in terms of their difficulty level. The item analysis process segregated the difficult average and easy MCQsand evaluated the intermediate MCQs for the Pakistani learners. This research can be helpful for the local learners for better comprehension of MCQ based questions of intermediate English part 1.

Key words: Multiple Choice Questions, Intermediate English Compulsory, Validity, reliability, Item Analysis, Pakistan.

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