ERIC Number: EJ357557
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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What's Wrong with Three-Option Multiple Choice Items?
Owen, Steven V.; Froman, Robin D.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v47 n2 p513-22 Sum 1987
To test further for efficacy of three-option achievement items, parallel three- and five-option item tests were distributed randomly to college students. Results showed no differences in mean item difficulty, mean discrimination or total test score, but a substantial reduction in time spent on three-option items. (Author/BS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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