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ERIC Number: ED131100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct-23
Pages: 53
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Individualized Testing System. Report to Special Academic Programs. Improvement of Multiple Choice Testing.
Calhoun, William Ford
This report documents (1) the problems inherent in multiple choice testing, (2) a solution to the problems, and (3) computer programs required by the solution. Problems of multiple choice testing include scheduling inflexibility, methodological inflexibility, cheating, inefficiencies of space and student interaction time, inefficiencies of instructor preparation time, uneven quality of examinations, and expense of preparation. The solution has four major features: (1) a special item file design, (2) a method of generating a large number of unique, equivalent measure tests, (3) published item files, and (4) a testing station independent of the classroom. A description and analysis of the practical implementation are also given. The implementation was highly regarded by the students (92 percent preference) as they believed that they learned more and performed better under this than under standard testing procedures. (MV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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