Why the ‘None of the above’ answer is poor test design

A new study argues that some of the most common practices within a multiple choice test are not actually good for measuring learning. From Ladders… For those of us who hate standardized tests, we may suspect that multiple choice questions are designed more to trip us up than to actually help us learn. And we […]

For better multiple-choice tests, avoid tricky questions, study finds

From the WashU Newsroom… Multiple-choice tests and quizzes are an effective tool for: a) assessing a student’s mastery of facts and concepts; b) helping students learn and retain facts and concepts. While some educators might see this as a trick question, the correct answer appears to be: c) all of the above, suggests new research […]