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Writing Multiple Choice Test Items

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Multiple-Choice (MC) items have many advantages that make them widely used and highly regarded. They also have disadvantages, some of which can be reduced by careful attention to good item-writing and item analysis practice. This resource describes advantages and disadvantages of Multiple-Choice Items, General Guidelines, Item Stem Guidelines, and Item Options Guidelines. Links from this page also provide information about item analysis (overall test reliability and about individual items)... More
Material Type: Reference Material
Date Added to MERLOT: September 18, 2004
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 06, 2011
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