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Topic 8Measuring ComplexAchievementEssay Questions
Restricted Response Essay QuestionsLimit Content and ResponseBecause the restricted response question is more structured thanthe extended-response essay question, it is most useful formeasuring learning outcomes requiring the interpretation andapplication of data in a specific area.
Example:Describe two situations that demonstrate the application of the lawof supply and demand. Do not use examples discussed in class.State the main different between Vietnam War and previous warsin which the US has participated.
A limitationAlthough restricting students’ responses to essay questions makes itpossible to measure of those learning outcomes emphasizingintegration, organization and originality.
Extended Response Essay QuestionsMore easily allows students to demonstrate their ability to analyseproblems, organize their ideas, describe their own words, and / ordevelop a coherent argument.
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