ERIC Number: EJ629712
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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A Note on Multiple Choice Exams, with Respect to Students' Risk Preference and Confidence.
Walker, Douglas M.; Thompson, John S.
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v26 n3 p261-67 Jun 2001
Compared a standard multiple choice exam format with two modified formats which provide instructors with information on students' risk preferences (students answer questions twice) and confidence in their answers (students assign a point value to questions). Found that while the alternatives offer increased choice to students and low-cost information to faculty, they do not affect exam scores. (EV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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