ERIC Number: EJ375447
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Difficulty and Discrimination of Multiple-Choice Questions: A Counterintuitive Result.
Sevenair, John P.; Burkett, Allan R.
Journal of Chemical Education, v65 n5 p441-42 May 1988
Describes statistical analyses of tests used for organic chemistry classes and attempts to pose a model to explain the results. Concluded that students who possess a slight grasp of a concept actually have less of a chance of answering an item correctly than those who merely guess. (CW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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