Don't Make These 5 Multiple-Choice Question Writing Mistakes


Patti shank high rez
President, Learning Peaks LLC
Webinar Recording Details
  • Date and Time
    Thu, Mar 10, 2022 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
  • Cost
    $0 (Free)
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Research shows that MOST multiple-choice questions include mistakes that damage assessment quality and validity. These mistakes lead to frustration and unfair assessments. They supply bad or unusable data about whether test-takers gained needed knowledge and skills.  
In this session, we’ll look in depth at five common mistakes made by question writers including mistakes that make guessing easier, which we don't want to do! You’ll gain practice and improve your multiple-choice question-writing skills.
In this session, you’ll:
  • Evaluate how question-writing mistakes damage assessment validity and fairness
  • Analyze the top 5 multiple-choice question-writing mistakes
  • Practice fixing these multiple-choice question-writing mistakes

About Patti Shank, Ph.D., CPT

Patti Shank PhD is the author of Write Better Multiple-Choice Questions to Assess LearningWrite and Organize for Deeper LearningPractice and Feedback for Deeper Learning, and Manage Memory for Deeper Learning. She’s an internationally recognized instructional designer, researcher, and learning analyst who makes these tactics clear and actionable in her books and courses.

Books by Patti Shank, Ph.D., CPT

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