Multiple-choice questions can be an effective and efficient way to assess student learning outcomes. They are useful in a wide array of assessment activities, such as promoting discussion, applying content, “clicker” questions and quizzes, as well as the traditional exam format. In this workshop, we will explore evidence-based strategies for writing effective multiple-choice questions to assess various levels of learning outcomes.
Faculty are encouraged to bring drafts of multiple-choice questions to work on during the workshop.
Topics will include the following:
Reviewing different multiple-choice question formats
Identifying effective strategies for writing the multiple choice questions and answer choices
Using multiple-choice item-writing guidelines to validate multiple choice questions
Presenter: Shawn Nordell, PhD, Senior Associate Director of Academic Services, The Teaching Center
Registration is required and limited to 15. Please send your request to register to firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch; beverages and cookies will be provided.