ERIC Number: EJ414240
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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Multiple-Choice Test Items: What Are Textbook Authors Telling Teachers?
Ellsworth, Randy A.
Journal of Educational Research, v83 n5 p289-93 May-Jun 1990
Analysis of educational psychology textbooks identified textbook authors' guidelines for teachers to follow when writing multiple-choice test items. Selected guidelines were used to evaluate multiple-choice items (N=1,080) from 18 college instructor guides to educational psychology texts. Results indicated that approximately 60 percent of the items violated 1 or more guidelines. (IAH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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