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Constructing Objective Test Constructing Items: Multiple-Choice Forms Items:
Linn and Gronlund Chap 8 Stem Lee University was founded in the year: Answer a) 1896 b) 1916 a) 1918 Distracters d) 1919 Decoys
Foils Alternatives Choices Options Using MC to measure Knowledge Knowledge Knowledge of terminology Knowledge of specific facts Knowledge of principles Knowledge of methods and procedures Using MC to measure Understanding and Application Understanding Ability to identify application of facts Ability to justify methods and procedures Ability to interpret cause and effect relationships relationship Pluses and Minuses Pluses Advantages One can’t get credit for knowing that something is One wrong wrong Higher reliability Homogenous material isn’t necessary It’s hard to diagnose shortcomings It’s limited by verbal ability Doesn’t do problem solving skills Can you find enough distracters? Disadvantages 12 Suggestions from Linn and Gronlund Gronlund
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The stem should be meaningful and present The a problem problem The stem should be concise and poignant Try not to use a negative stem Alternative answers should be grammatically Alternative consistent consistent Make sure there is only 1 clear answer Don’t make the stem too long… The 12 cont… The
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The distracters should be plausible Don’t give it away in the stem Keep lengths of alternatives consistent Keep within the question within How many a’s, b’s, c’s, d’s? None of the above, all of the above Don’t force your material into multiplechoice Knowledge of Terminology Knowledge
hich of the following best describes validity? ) Veracity ) Anxiety ) Truth ) Reliability Back Knowledge of Specific Facts Knowledge What was the first man-made object to orbit earth? a) Sputnik b) Mutnik c) Vladyvostok d) Mercury I Back Knowledge of Principles Knowledge A body at rest will remain at rest until acted upon by a) Itself b) By an outside force c) The scientist d) Inertia Back Knowledge of Methods and Procedures Procedures
ore a bill can be sent to a conference committee, it first must be: Passed by the House Passed by the Senate Passed by both the House and the Senate Vetoed by the President Back Applying Facts and Principles Applying When supply is higher than demand: a) Prices rise b) Workers must work harder c) Prices decline d) Wages stagnate temporarily Back Interpreting Cause and Effect… Interpreting Putting a glass of water outside on a cold night in January a) Makes the water freeze b) Makes the water condensate c) Makes the water evaporate d) Makes the water molecules vibrate Back Justifying Methods and Procedures Procedures
One makes an outline before making notecards because: a) The outline is more important b) The outline dictates the topics on the notecards c) Notecards are the final step in the research paper d) APA style and MLA style dictate such Back ...
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