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.