Multiple-choice tests are usually seen as a less-than-desirable form of student assessment, but in some contexts (especially large classes) we find ourselves relying on these types of questions. Creating effective multiple-choice questions takes time and effort, but will be better indicators of student knowledge and understanding. In this workshop we will use example questions to explore best practices for creating multiple-choice questions.
At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
- identify at least three best practices for multiple-choice questions creation;
- identify the relative effectiveness of example multiple-choice questions and explain why;
- apply one of the best practices discussed to improve a multiple-choice question (your own or a provided example.)
Session facilitated by: Amber Porter