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ERIC Number: EJ1096987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-3394
True/False Test: Enhancing Its Power through Writing
Kwan, Felix B.
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v4 Oct 2010
This paper discusses how modifying the true-or-false (T/F) test, by requiring written explanations, reveals major weaknesses and hazards of the simple (unexplained) T/F tests popular among teachers. But, more important, the modification transforms the test into a very efficient formative assessment tool. It opens a window that allows a teacher to track how students think as they analyze questions. Yes, it takes up more time--for the students as well as the teacher. But being able to follow students' thought processes, and identify where things might be going wrong, can be immensely illuminating! For both the students and the teacher. While the examples presented may be specific to economics, the basic ideas and conclusions raised here may apply to other fields of study as well.
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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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