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ERIC Number: EJ1055099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2368-4526
Making the Most of Multiple-Choice Questions: Getting beyond Remembering
DiBattista, David
Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, v1 p119-122 2008
Multiple-choice questions are widely used in higher education and have some important advantages over constructed-response test questions. It seems, however, that many teachers underestimate the value of multiple-choice questions, believing them to be useful only for assessing how well students can memorize information, but not for assessing higher-order cognitive skills. Several strategies are presented for generating multiple-choice questions that can effectively assess students' ability to understand, apply, analyze, and evaluate information.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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