Making Multiple Choice Tests More Effective
Presented by Linda Suskie
Monday, 3/20/2017, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park

Linda Suskie PortraitMultiple choice tests can have a place in many courses. If they’re well designed, they can yield useful information on student achievement of many important course objectives, including some thinking skills. And item analysis of the results can shed light on how well the questions are working as well as what students have learned. This workshop, presented by Linda Suskie, will consist of presentations with short breakout exercises and opportunities for questions. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to use principles of good question construction to develop tests, develop test questions that assess thinking skills as well as conceptual understanding, and use item analysis to understand and improve both test questions and student learning. 

Linda will present a repeat session (minus breakouts) via Zoom on Tuesday, Apr. 25, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. This session will be recorded.