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ERIC Number: EJ920535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1935-9772
A Case Study on Multiple-Choice Testing in Anatomical Sciences
Golda, Stephanie DuPont
Anatomical Sciences Education, v4 n1 p44-48 Jan-Feb 2011
Objective testing techniques, such as multiple-choice examinations, are a widely accepted method of assessment in gross anatomy. In order to deter cheating on these types of examinations, instructors often design several versions of an examination to distribute. These versions usually involve the rearrangement of questions and their corresponding answer choices. This study will determine whether the distribution of different versions of an examination affects student performance in a lower division anatomical science course. Students who receive the original version of an examination may be at an advantage over those that receive a shuffled version of an examination because of the systematic tendencies that go into examination construction. This study concludes that the shuffling of questions and answer choices to produce multiple versions of an examination does not affect student performance. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri