"All of the Above" and Other Multiple-Choice Question Flaws


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President, Learning Peaks LLC
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    Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
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Research shows that way too many multiple-choice questions have serious writing flaws that damage assessment quality and validity, making the data from these questions hard or impossible to interpret. Poorly written multiple-choice questions can cause serious problems for participants and organizations, so we need to avoid them!  

In this session, we’ll analyze some of the top multiple-choice question-writing flaws, including using all of the above and none of the above as answer choices. You’ll gain practice, leave with a helpful job aid to remind you, and improve your multiple-choice question-writing skills.

In this session, you’ll:
  • Analyze why writing flaws can damage assessment validity and fairness.
  • Analyze some of the top multiple-choice question-writing flaws.
  • Practice fixing these multiple-choice question-writing flaws.

About Patti Shank, Ph.D., CPT

Patti Shank, internationally known author, instructional designer, and facilitator teaches people who write workplace instruction how to improve training results through evidence-based tactics. She teaches online multiple-choice question-writing courses because they are hard to write and need to be written well. She loves helping workplace learning practitioners improve their skills in this area.

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