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Mini Testing Series: Multiple-Choice Questions

  • 15 Feb 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Virtual
  • 20


  • For members of ISPI

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How to Develop Effective Multiple-Choice Questions

75 Minutes

Feb 15th, at 1:00 PM Central Time

This mini-webinar covers all those pesky details about multiple-choice items and their distractors.  You get tools for creating items and a QC checklist – resources your subject matter experts can use over and over.  You will learn to leverage the work of Bloom (revised taxonomy that defined understanding) and Merrill (defined comprehension) to create multiple-choice questions that test higher level skills.  You will see good and bad examples and leave with guidelines on how to develop valid multiple-choice questions that discriminate those who know from those who don’t.   This is one topic in the six-part series on testing.  The other parts are test basics, what to test and how, performance tests, checklists, and rubrics.   

Objectives:  You will be able to: 

  • Write questions (items) that comply with best practices
  • Write questions (items) designed to test higher level skills
  • Write responses (correct answers and distractors) that are parallel in construction and lack specific determiners (cues)
  • Develop multiple-choice questions that measure the knowledge and skills your situation requires

Materials:  Workbook with rules and a QC checklist

Contact if you are interested in an in-house program.   Visit workshops to learn about the other webinars in the  series

Cost: $89, discounts are available to ISPI and Hale Center Professional Members

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