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Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are generally recognized as the most widely applicable and useful type of objective test items. They could be used to measure the most important educational outcomes - knowledge, understanding, judgment and problem solving. The objective of this paper is to give guidelines for the construction of MCQs tests.
B) Grade all essay items for each student in turn based on a pre-established point system. C) Have students place their names on the back of their test papers. D) Score all responses to one essay item before moving on to the next item.
Is This a Trick Question? is an information sourcebook for writing effective test questions. The central focus of the sourcebook’s content is derived from standards developed by the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Stan-dards, and Student Testing (CRESST). CRESST’s criteria for establishing the technical quality of a test.
Which of the following statements about scoring written tests is MOST accurate? a. items that are objective are given more weight, b. items that are subjective are given less weight, c. all test items must be given the same weight, d. some test items may be given more weight than others (233).
Adapted from Table 10.1 of Worthen, et al., 1993, p. 261. General Guidelines for Developing Multiple-Choice and Essay Questions. The following sections highlight general guidelines for developing multiple-choice and essay questions, which are often used in college-level assessment because they readily lend themselves to measuring higher order thinking skills (e.g., application, justification.
Supply Test Items: Short answer and Essay: Supply-type items require students to produce the answer in anywhere from a single-word to a several page response. They are typical broken into three categories of either short answer, restricted response essay, and extended response essay.
The PBT examination also includes the Test of Written English (TWE) test, a 30-minute writing examination that requires test takers to complete a short essay on a single topic. This essay measures the test taker’s ability to organize their ideas, support those ideas with concrete examples, and write in Standard English formats.