Do you use multiple-choice questions on your exams? They are much easier on the grader than other exam formats, but their construction requires careful attention if the test is to be fair, able to assess higher-order cognitive skills, and useful in distinguishing different levels of student ability. This week in journal club we’ll read a review paper that touches on these concerns and others. To prepare, please read:
Xu, X., Kauer, S., & Tupy, S. (2016). Multiple-choice questions: Tips for optimizing assessment in-seat and online. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 2(2), 147.http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/stl0000062
Please bring a favorite multiple-choice question with you to journal club this week.
Thursdays, 9:00 in LISB 217