Writing Good Multiple Choice Questions
Use MCQs to maximize learning and minimize grading time!
February 28th, 12-1:30 p.m., Commons 329
Multiple choice questions (MCQs) have the advantages of being fast and fair to grade, but we may find them less than ideal for testing students’ higher order thinking. And cognitive science tells us that testing becomes a learning event when students must retrieve information from memory rather than when they just recognize it. So how can we use MCQs to maximize student learning as well as save us time grading? Join colleagues for this discussion of best practices in constructing MCQs. In addition to sharing ideas from our own practice, all participants will be sent the link to two on-line articles that will inform the discussion. Lunch will be provided.