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Designing and Evaluating Multiple Choice Items

Student assessment data is only as good as the assessments from which it comes. Data-literate educators are skilled at designing and evaluating assessments that allow for less-biased inferences about what students know and are able to do.
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Designing and Evaluating Multiple Choice Items
  • usf.edu
    usf.edu

    Multiple Choice Questions: Best Practices

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    Jeffrey Sack says:
    I really like the way this keeps things very simple. I think this file would be a great place to start if one wants to get better at item writing.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    Did you know that there are 20 golden rules for writing multiple choice items? Well, this video lesson describes what they are and how they should be used to construct the items. The speaker is a little hard to understand, but overall, I found this video to be quite beneficial and quite informative.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    This video is from a workshop given to teach teachers how to write good multiple choice items. I like the way the presenter breaks everything down and even discusses the pros and cons of using multiple choice questions.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    Nancy Sulla presents a webinar about how to construct good multiple choice items. She uses visuals to emphasize her points. I learned a lot watching this video and think that all teachers will follow suit. I highly recommend this!
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    The Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Texas conducted a workshop a few years ago about how to construct multiple choice items and this is the lesson plan from that event. It is quite detailed, but I think quite informative. It outlines the information in helpful tables that are really useful when organizing one's thoughts.
  • Multiple Choice Questions

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    learningsciences.utexas.edu
    Jeffrey Sack says:
    The University of Texas has produced this webpage that details many of the things item writers need to know when writing multiple choice items. I like how the page outlines each step in the writing process. I think this is really useful to those who have limited experience with item writing.
  • testing.byu.edu
    testing.byu.edu

    14 Rules for Writing Multiple-Choice Questions

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    Jeffrey Sack says:
    This information should be consulted prior to writing, as it provides some pitfalls into which authors can fall. I like how this information is organized.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    Writing good multiple choice test questions is very hard. There are many different things that need to be considered. This site provides a wonderful outline of everything one needs to know. I think the information presented here is awesome and is extremely helpful to those who need to write multiple choice items.
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