RELEVANT Multiple-Choice Questions: Here's How


Patti shank high rez
President, Learning Peaks LLC
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    Thu, Sep 15, 2022 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
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Some say that multiple-choice questions only measure recall. But, they only measure recall if they are written to measure recall! Well-written multiple-choice questions CAN measure many levels of thought! According to Shrock and Coscarelli (2007), well-written multiple-choice questions ARE written to measure above the recall level.

Berk (1997) and Halaydyna (1997, 2004) explain that assessments must mirror job and real-life tasks. That means, in many cases, that we should measure the thought processes used to perform such as making decisions and solving problems. 

In this session, we'll discuss how to measure the thought processes used on the job with multiple-choice questions. We'll:
  • Evaluate the importance of relevant multiple-choice questions.
  • Analyze thought processes used on the job.
  • Align muptile-choice questions to these thought processes.

This process improves the validity of multiple-choice assessments and better assures the critical linkage between what people need to be able to do and multiple-choice questions to assess them.

About Patti Shank, Ph.D., CPT

Patti Shank, PhD is an internationally known author, instructional designer, and evidence-based instructional practice facilitator. She loves helping workplace learning practitioners improve their skills so instruction delivers needed results.

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