Improving Multiple Choice Tests

IDEA Paper 16

From the publisher: This paper discusses the importance of writing multiple choice test questions to ensure that higher level cognitive learning is being assessed. Both strengths and limitations of multiple choice tests are explored and several practical recommendations are given for writing multiple choice items as well as organizing multiple choice tests. Reproduced under Creative Commons license.

Although the authors wrote for an audience of higher education faculty, much of their article applies to middle and high school testing as well.

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