SCREENING TESTS


 SCREENING TESTS:

IQAC offers screening test services to College

Aim:

Knowing the strength and weakness of each student in a class is a demanding task for class teachers. Academic background of students is different as they come from different schools and have undergone different curriculum in their qualifying examinations. Hence a general assessment test will be beneficial to know the academic level of each student. It was decided in the IQAC meeting to conduct a screening test for the first semester students.  

Method:

Online test was used to assess the knowledge and skills of students. All first-year students were enrolled in the moodle platform christijkmoodle.in. Three different tests were designed to check the proficiency of students in a) English (Grammar and Usage) b) Psychometric (Verbal, analytical & reasoning) and c) Core subject.
Total time for three tests: 01:00 Hour
Subject
No of questions
Max Marks
English (Grammar and Usage)
30
30
Psychometric (Verbal, analytical & reasoning)
11
30
Core subject.
30-40
40
Total
100

The results were downloaded and an analysis was done using Microsoft excel. The marks of each test were converted to rank. The total marks of the students were also converted to rank. The students were grouped in to three classes (1/3rd in each group) a) A group (students with high marks) b) B group (students with medium marks) and c) C group (students with low marks). Average marks of each courses were also calculated. The results of each classes were sent to corresponding class teachers.

Results:

A total of 1060 students participated in the screening test
BATCH
PRESENT
BA DOUBLE MAIN
32
BA ECONOMICS
50
BA ENG LIT
33
BA FE
47
BA MALAYALAM
31
BBA
56
BCA
33
BCOM A
49
BCOM B
58
BCOM C
57
BCOM PROFESSIONAL
37
BCOM REGULAR
59
BPED
39
BSC CHEMISTRY
43
BSC COMP SCIENCE
29
BSC CS & HT
38
BSC FOOD SCIENCE
22
BSC GEOLOGY
28
BSC GEOLOGY (SELF)
21
BSC MATHEMATICS
33
BSC MATHEMATICS (SELF)
19
BSC PSYCHOLOGY
48
BSC PHYSICS
45
BSC PHYSICS (SELF)
21
BSC ZOOLOGY
34
BSW
38
BVOC FT
26
BVOC IT
34
TOTAL
1060

Average marks of each batch are given in the following table.
CHRIST COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), IRINJALAKUDA
SCREENING TEST
BATCH
Average Marks
English (Grammar & Usage)
Psychometric (Verbal, Analytical & Quantitative)
Core subject
Maxmarks: 30
Maxmarks: 30
Maxmarks: 40
BA DOUBLE MAIN
13.69
11.16
23.59
BA ECONOMICS
15.26
11.72
16.98
BA ENG LIT
16.67
13.76
24.24
BA FE
15.19
12.02
28.34
BA MALAYALAM
10.19
10.81
27.42
BBA
15.79
12.13
21.36
BCA
15.06
14.15
22.90
BCOM A
15.96
10.65
22.45
BCOM B
15.81
12.79
18.26
BCOM C
14.72
12.68
24.63
BCOM PROFESSIONAL
16.08
16.51
22.92
BCOM REGULAR
15.85
12.83
26.98
BPED
11.74
12.77
14.73
BSC CHEMISTRY
17.84
13.65
11.80
BSC COMP SCIENCE
15.14
14.66
19.03
BSC CS & HT
11.87
9.61
17.97
BSC FOOD SCIENCE
15.59
11.77
19.64
BSC GEOLOGY
15.32
13.86
18.96
BSC GEOLOGY (SELF)
16.19
13.10
18.33
BSC MATHEMATICS
15.06
15.55
18.33
BSC MATHEMATICS (SELF)
15.26
14.42
8.47
BSC PSYCHOLOGY
16.52
10.88
25.44
BSC PHYSICS
17.20
13.58
20.73
BSC PHYSICS (SELF)
16.00
13.62
13.57
BSC ZOOLOGY
16.00
11.82
21.65
BSW
13.05
11.71
20.13
BVOC FT
15.69
15.19
36.66
BVOC IT
13.74
12.74
17.81


Suggestions:

a)       During assessment it was noted some of the students didn’t had basic literacy on computers. It will be highly beneficial for the students if Computer Science department can arrange computer literacy for first semester students.
b)      The low score on English and Psychometric tests indicates the need of additional training to be given, especially for the students who aspire for immediate jobs after graduation.
c)       The students in a batch should be divided in to learning groups (of strength 5 to 7) consisting of equal number of students from each group. Class teacher can take necessary steps to motivate the group for group learning.