ERIC Number: ED422049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Using a Multiple Choice Exam in Economics to Satisfy Possible Institutional Effectiveness Requirements: Some Considerations.
Petrowsky, Michael C.
This essay describes the problems involved in developing a comprehensive multiple choice exam in macroeconomics. It also attempts to promote dialogue about the testing instruments used to satisfy institutional effectiveness requirements. One section briefly compares the advantages and disadvantages of using essays instead of multiple choice exams. Another section explores general rules for constructing multiple choice exams, suggesting 22 things to do and avoid in order to improve test quality. Attention also is paid to the special problems faced in forming pre- and post-test multiple choice exams, specifically for use in the macroeconomics course at Glendale Community College (AZ). Such problems involved in test construction include time constraints, selecting a testing instrument, and choosing question type by cognitive and content categories. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Glendale Community Coll., AZ.