How to avoid giving away the answer in the question, how to avoid negative sentence structures, and how to best create an effective exam.
- Best practices for written and online exams.…We'll cover some of these in more depth…in the rest of this chapter,…but for now, here's a concise list.…Tie your assessments to your learning objectives.…Write clearly without ambiguity.…Give enough context in the question.…Write objective, not subjective, questions.…Use short answer choices; don't use redundant answer stems.…Ask questions that have meaning; don't focus on…minor inconsequential data or facts.…
Make the distractors similar to the actual answer…in multiple-choice questions;…keep the answer choices parallel…so as not to give away the answer.…And finally, don't use tricks to lure learners…into selecting the wrong answer…to make the question seem hard.…
- Establishing assessment goals
- Understanding best practices
- Learning how Bloom's taxonomy affects assessments
- Comparing assessment formats
- Creating observational assessments
- Delivering online exams
- Providing feedback
- Making your assessment realistic
- Creating a fair assessment environment
- Handling accommodations for special needs
- Planning and designing assessments
- Creating a rubric
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