DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ON-LINE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION SYSTEM
The computer as an electronic and electromagnetic device is known for its versatile range of uses in every area of human endeavour more especially in scientific and mathematical calculations.
Although little thought has been given to designing a complete and concise intelligence test on a computer system online in our present environment. However, in developed countries where computerized games and robot systems have been developed, computers have proved that they constitute ways of indirectly testing intelligence.
This project is designed in order to implement an intelligence test on a computer system online. It tries as much as possible to incorporates the advantageous aspect of intelligence on a wide scale. It is designed to test the intelligence of primary school leavers using the common entrance examination and first school leaving examination as a standardized sample, and as such the psychological implication of such a design is very relevant.
The design in the system is quite simple and easy to understand. Its flexibility make it amendable for future changes and amendment to either incorporate other aspects of intelligence or to be designed for any other school age or class.
The questions of this intelligence test are programmed and visuals displayed on computer systems screen in a very interactive form. The student answers the question on the computer system.
The results obtained from the test gives an estimate of user’s (pupil’s) intelligence quotient (IQ). This is equally displayed and tells the pupil in what category he/she falls within. The result of the test is also displayed at the end of the test which goes a long way to lessen the fears of pupil’s that they were market down in the examination.
ORGANISATION OF WORK
This project work is fragmented into different chapters. Chapter one deals with the introduction, background of the study, statement of problem, purpose of the study, aims and objectives of the study, delimitation and scope of study, limitation and definition of terms.
Chapter two reviews the related literature. Chapter three deals on the description and analysis of the existing system, facts finding method, the objectives of the existing system, input process and output specification, information flow diagram, the problems of the existing system and the justification for the new system.
The design of the new system is seen in chapter four, which consists of input specification and design, procedure chart, system flowchart and systems requirement.
The system is implemented in chapter five, which also includes the program design, program flowchart and source program.
Chapter six deals on the system’ documentation. The last chapter which is chapter seven consists of the recommendation, the conclusion, appendices and references.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ORGANIZATION OF WORK
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
1.3 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF STUDY
1.5 SCOPE OF STUDY
1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS
DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF THE EXISTING SYSTEM
3.1 FACTS FINDING METHOD USED
3.2 OBJECTIVES OF THE EXISTING SYSTEM
3.3 INPUT PROCESS AND OUTPUT SPECIFICATION
3.4 INFORMATION FLOW DIAGRAM
3.5 PROBLEMS OF THE EXISTING SYSTEM
3.6 JUSTIFICATION OF THE NEW SYSTEM
DESIGN OF THE NEW SYSTEM
4.1 INPUT SPECIFICATION AND DESIGN
4.2 OUTPUT SPECIFICATION AND DESIGN
4.3 FILE DESIGN
4.4 PROCEDURE CHART
4.5 SYSTEMS FLOWCHART
4.6 SYSTEM REPQUIREMENT
5.1 PROGRAM DESIGN
5.2 PROGRAM FLOWCHART
5.4 SOURCE PROGRAM
6.1 SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION
6.2 PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION
6.3 USER GUIDE
1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY
In the past years, ability test were used in admitting students into secondary and technical schools. For instance, the common entrance examination and aptitude test which measures both aptitude, intelligence and achievement. The aptitude test measure accomplished skills and indelicate what a person can do at present.
But the essential requirements for any test include reliability, validity and uniform testing procedure. The test which measure general intelligence ability are often called “INTELLIGENCE TEST”.
Intelligence test are usually designed and implemented for a group of candidates to access the nature and course of metal development, intellectual associated with age, sex and facial membership, differences that might be attributed to hereditary or to environmental factors, differences among persons at different occupational level and among their children. Intellectual and other traits of a typical group such as the mentally gifted, the mentally retarded, the nautical an the psychotic.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
A close look at the operations of the Enugu state post primary education board (SPEB) and the Ministry of Education, the organizers of common Entrance Examination and First School Leaving Examination shows that a part of these examination comes as objective questions and the answer expected to be marked by computers, while the theory section of the examination which of course carries the greater mark is marked by examiners leaving much to be desired especially in the Nigerian Context of it.
More so, in admitting pupil’s into secondary school or technical schools, differences among parents at different occupational level and among their wards, residence of pupil’s or where their homes are located and facial or physical attributes may lead to bias. Instead of admitting only qualified students, non-qualified students may also be admitted.
Again, the delay in the release of common Entrance Examination result and also the delay in admitting pupil’s causes anxiety on the pupil’s that participated in the examination the area of intelligence test, mental abilities and their measurements, computer Assisted learning (CAL), The nature of intelligence and scholastic Aptitude test (SAT).
1.3 Aims and Objectives
the prime objective of this topic “Computer Based Intelligence Test System (C-BITS)” is to enhance the use and process of the test of intelligence and intelligence quotient (IQ) in individuals.
This test enables an Institution to access the intelligence capabilities of pupil’s to be admitted into high School (Secondary School or technical schools).
This project aims at an improved situation where the Common Entrance Examination and first school leaving certificate Examination will be conducted and taken online using the computer system and internet facilities.
This work is designed solely to access the intelligence capabilities or abilities and the intelligence quotient of primary school leavers.
1.5 THE SCOPE OF THE WORK
The scope of this piece is to out list the practical uses of the computer system in the area of intelligence test, mental abilities and their measurements, computer Assisted Learning (CAL), The nuture of intelligence and scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)