Development and Evaluation of Computer Aided Testing and Information (CATI) for the Guidance Office at the Isabela State University, Cabagan, Isabela
The study aimed to develop and evaluate a Computer Aided Testing and Information (CATI) for the Guidance Office at Isabela State University, Cabagan, Isabela. The development phase of this study included the design of the CATI, used the Waterfall Model, together with Unified Modeling Language. The system made used a Client-Server configuration that allows any connected client to the functions possible from the server interface. The systems administrator can just “watch” what is happening at the server from their connected computers. On the other hand, the evaluation phase utilized two methods: technical evaluation with system testing and humanistic evaluation with acceptability of the system. The data gathered was classified according to the respondents to determine if there is a significant difference between their perceptions towards the CATI system. The study revealed that across all features, the CATI system was consistently adjudged by the students and IT experts as “highly acceptable” in terms of accuracy, efficiency, reliability and security features. The study revealed that evaluations based on requirements are effective as most software organizations used in system testing regardless of their sizes and levels. This information confirmed the need to automate the process used to administer, check and score the university entrance examination as well as keeping the students record thus, the study contributes to the body of literatures on the effectiveness of the use of computerized assessment in higher education.