ERIC Number: EJ519164
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Determining the Optimal Number of Alternatives to a Multiple-Choice Test Item: An Information Theoretic Perspective.
Bruno, James E.; Dirkzwager, A.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v55 n6 p959-66 Dec 1995
Determining the optimal number of choices on a multiple-choice test is explored analytically from an information theory perspective. The analysis revealed that, in general, three choices seem optimal. This finding is in agreement with previous statistical and psychometric research. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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