Test Development and Design

Along with creating an innovative assessment, NCAP is committed to an unprecedented level of transparency, so that anyone who is interested can see exactly how the test is developed and designed. On this page we provide the following materials used in the process of developing the NCAP program

Summative Test

NCAP summative test blueprints describe the content of the English language and math summative assessments for all pre-tertiary education (Primary, JHS and Senior High) and how that content will be assessed.

The questions are developed with broad inputs from education consultants, retired and current education experts, technocrats, institutions of higher learning, teachers, parents, governmental and non-governmental bodies, and other stakeholders. The blueprint of the test measures to the depth and breadth of the performance expectations that will lead to success in WAEC and university work. Careful and exhaustive time and research were invested into the test development. These included pilot and field testing that analyzed over 5000 questions across different levels of Ghana’s education system. This process was followed by in-depth analyses of information about the number of individual selected question’s validity, reliability, and variability. These are essential attributes that the test developers expended huge research time on to get them right. The analyses of score or points and depth of knowledge for items associated with each assessment target were significant as well. NCAP will continue to provide continuous research and development of test questions and performance tasks that are time relevant and curriculum sensitive.