Writing Effective Multiple Choice Questions

Registration (Login Required)

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 
Time: 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. 
Location: ND Room, 202 LaFortune Student Center
Presenter(s): Dan Hubert, Associate Program Director, Kaneb Center


Multiple choice tests are easy to administer, but good questions are hard to write. This workshop provides strategies, resources, and practice for designing questions that are fair, unambiguous, and appropriate.

Learning Goals:

After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • List several properties of good test items
  • Draft a test item that requires application or evaluation
  • Recognize test item clues used by test-wise students
What to Bring:
  • Sample test questions
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