Duration: 5 hours
Description: Notoriously, multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are easy to write, but difficult to write well. This programme will help you ensure that they are not the weak link in your assessments.
This session looks at what MCQs can and can’t assess (how they don’t have to lead to ‘dumbed-down assessment’), provides practical guidelines for writing MCQs and managing teams of MCQ writers. It also provides practical approaches to evaluating and editing draft MCQs.
- MCQ test construction
- analysis of MCQ tests via test scores
- appropriateness of pass mark
- reliability of scoring
- complex mark schemes
- question type and demand
- classifying items
- training item writers
- managing content in on-screen software
Typical Task – creating a test specification for a MCQ test for your own qualification.