ERIC Number: EJ233322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980
A Comparison of Two, Three and Four-Choice Item Tests Given a Fixed Total Number of Choices.
Straton, Ralph G.; Catts, Ralph M.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v40 n2 p357-65 Sum 1980
Multiple-choice tests composed entirely of two-, three-, or four-choice items were investigated. Results indicated that number of alternatives per item was inversely related to item difficulty, but directly related to item discrimination. Reliability and standard error of measurement of three-choice item tests was equivalent or superior. (Author/CP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)