Novel enhancement to multi-choice question assessment

Hunt, Tim D. and Matheson, Rosanne S. and Christie, Derek (2006) Novel enhancement to multi-choice question assessment. In: Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications. National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 135-138.

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This paper describes a novel enhancement to the standard Multi-Choice Question (MCQ) type assessment. The new method utilises a time delay between students seeing the questions and when they are given the answers to choose from. During this period, students are encouraged to answer the question, as if they were attempting a constructed-response test. We argue that this modified test improves the ability of students to express their knowledge of the subject compared with a standard MCQ test. This is achieved while keeping the advantages of MCQ tests (e.g. efficient marking) that have made them a popular method of assessment. The details of how the enhanced MCQ assessment is to be delivered are explained, along with a description of the proposed qualitative and quantitative analysis of results.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Conference held 7-10 July, 2006, in Wellington, New Zealand
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Information Technology
ID Code:187
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