ERIC Number: EJ470531
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
The Essay Test: A Look at the Advantages and Disadvantages.
Tuckman, Bruce W.
NASSP Bulletin, v77 n555 p20-26 Oct 1993
Essay tests are easily constructed, relatively valid assessments of higher cognitive processes but are harder to score reliably. Teachers using essay tests are advised to follow clearly designed objectives, construct all-inclusive, pilot-tested questions, develop a checklist of specific scoring points and a model answer for each question, and use cooperative scoring. (Contains 18 references.) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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