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Improving Multiple-Choice Tests. IDEA Paper No. 16 [microform] / Victoria L. Clegg and William E. Cashin
Bib ID 5494816
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Clegg, Victoria L
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1986 
5 p. 
Summary

The definition, nature, limitations, and strengths of multiple-choice test items are reviewed; and recommendations on the development and use of such items are presented. Many teacher-made multiple-choice tests can be significantly improved. Suggestions for layout organization and an interpretive approach to relationships among items on one test are provided. It is concluded that multiple-choice items permit the testing of higher levels of student learning, which are appropriate to college-level students but often are not tested by teacher-made tests (including essay as well as selected response tests). The increased use of interpretive exercises in college-level tests is advocated. A list of standard text books that provide detailed suggestions for design of multiple-choice items is appended. (TJH)

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Availability: Center for Faculty Evaluation and Development, Division of Continuing Education, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66505 (PC $1.00, 25-99 copies $0.20 each, 100 or more $0.15 each).

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects College Faculty.  |  Higher Education.  |  Learning.  |  Multiple Choice Tests.  |  Teacher Made Tests.  |  Test Construction.
Form/genre Reports, Evaluative.
Other authors/contributors Cashin, William E., author  |  Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Center for Faculty Evaluation and Development in Higher Education
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