ERIC Number: ED435697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Developing and Validating Multiple-Choice Test Items. Second Edition.
Haladyna, Thomas M.
This book explains writing effective multiple-choice test items and studying responses to items to evaluate and improve them, two topics that are very important in the development of many cognitive tests. The chapters are: (1) "Providing a Context for Multiple-Choice Testing"; (2) "Constructed-Response and Multiple-Choice Item Formats"; (3) "Multiple-Choice Formats"; (4) "Writing the Item"; (5) "Measuring Higher Level Thinking"; (6) "Item Shells"; (7) "Validity Evidence Arising from Item Development Procedures"; (8) "Analyzing Item Responses"; (9) "Using Item Response Patterns To Study Specific Problems in Testing"; and (10) "The Future of Item Development." (Contains 19 figures, 17 tables, and 370 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Constructed Response, Multiple Choice Tests, Test Construction, Test Format, Test Items, Testing Problems, Validity
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers, 10 Industrial Avenue, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430-2262.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A