To improve the test validity of the assessments you develop, be sure you are measuring what you think you’re measuring.
Use multiple-choice questions to measure critical thinking, such as analysis, evaluation and interpretation. Before and after examples.
Although writing effective distractors (wrong answer choices) is often difficult, they can play an important role in getting the measurement information you’re seeking. Effective distractors discriminate between those who have achieved the performance objectives and those who have not.
A test that is reliable has few variations within itself and produces similar results over time. Here is how to improve test reliability.
Use matching type tests to measure a person’s ability to identify the relationship between corresponding items, like terms and definitions.
If you want tests that accurately measure knowledge, then you need to know how to write good multiple choice questions. Here are ten rules.