Mary Eunice D. Quijano
BSE 301- English
Steps in Preparing
the Table of
1. List down the topics
covered for inclusion
in the test.
2. Determine the
objectives to be assessed
by the test.
3. Specify the number
of days/hours spent for
teaching a particular
4. Determine percentage allocation of the
test items for each of the topics covered.
The formula applied is as follows:
% for a topic = Total Number Of Days/ Hours Spent
The total number of hours/days spent teaching the
Mrs. Garcia utilized 10 hours for
teaching the unit on Pre Spanish
Philippines. She spent 2 hours in teaching
the topic, “Early Filipinos and their
Society”. What percentage of test items
should she allocate for the topic?
% for a topic = 2
= 0.20 (20%)
5. Determine the number of the items for each
topic. This can be done by multiplying the
percentage allocation for each topic. This can
be done by multiplying the percentage
allocation for each topic by the total number
of items to be constructed.
Example: Mrs. Garcia
decided to prepare a 50-
item test on the unit,
“Pre Spanish Philippines”.
How many items should
she write for the “Early
Filipinos and their Society”?
50 items x 0.20 = 10 items
6. Distribute the numbers to the
objectives. The number of
items allocated for each
objective depends on the degree
of importance attached by the
teacher to it.
The Nature of
2 2 1 5 10
3 2 3 2 10
Law of Supply
3 3 3 6 15
Price Elasticity 2 3 3 7 15
Total 10 10 10 20 50