ERIC Number: EJ623411
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Quantifying the Effects of Chance in Multiple Choice and True/False Tests: Question Selection and Guessing of Answers.
Burton, Richard F.
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v26 n1 p41-50 Feb 2001
Describes four measures of test unreliability that quantify effects of question selection and guessing, both separately and together--three chosen for immediacy and one for greater mathematical elegance. Quantifies their dependence on test length and number of answer options per question. Concludes that many multiple choice tests are unreliable for their purpose and discusses ways of improving test reliability. (EV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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