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Novel enhancement to multi-choice question assessment


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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 Chapter
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
Depositing User: Tim Hunt
Date Deposited: 27 May 2009 01:23
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 02:16

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