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ERIC Number: ED431013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Using Objective Tests To Evaluate.
Parsons, Jim; Fenwick, Tara
This "toolbox" offers suggestions about how and when to create objective tests. Such tests are sometimes a quick way to find out how students are doing, and sometimes they help students focus on what they are doing in class or help teachers define the content that is worth knowing. The following suggestions are offered for developing objective tests: (1) use different types of questions for objective tests (fill-in-the-blank, short answer, multiple choice, true-false, and matching-style); (2) be careful to write clear directions; (3) take tests yourself before giving them to students; (4) if you do make a mistake, give the students the marks; (5) make objective tests easy to grade; and (6) avoid discussing perceived differences or difficulties in class. Objective tests should be used sparingly and carefully, but they sometimes are a useful tool for teachers. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A