Patricia L. Gregg, Ph.D, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Multiple choice tests are a) efficient measures of student learning, b) a necessary evil, c) better for some subjects than others, d) better for some students than others, e) all of the above, or f) none of the above?
This workshop will discuss the ways in which multiple choice tests can be used most effectively. We will examine the potential impacts of question wording on students with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and language fluency. Through prepared examples from a range of disciplines, we will explore ways to design or redesign multiple choice test items in order to assess both content knowledge and higher order reasoning skills.
Feel free to bring examples of test items you would be willing to share and/or specific knowledge or skills you find challenging to assess with multiple choice instruments.