“Examining Your Multiple-Choice Questions”

Posted on February 26, 2014 by

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“Examining Your Multiple-choice Questions”

New from Faculty Focus, author Maryellen Weimer has written an interesting and thought-provoking article about the use and purpose of  multiple-choice quizzes as assessment tools.  To quote from the article: “Answering multiple-choice questions doesn’t teach students how to formulate answers; it teaches them how to select answers. And sometimes choosing the correct answer is more a function of literary skill than content knowledge. Multiple-choice questions encourage guessing, and if the guess is correct, students get credit for something they didn’t know”.   — See more by clicking on the link to the article, above.

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