10 Tips For Creating More Effective Multiple-Choice Questions
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10 Tips For Creating More Effective Multiple-Choice Questions

One of the critical elements to understanding what students know and are able to do is using spot-on assessment items that provide fair and valid data. Good data helps teachers make instructional decisions, informing student groupings and identifying needs for additional instruction or stretch strategies for continued learning and growth. To better understand what goes…

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60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

As frequently as a chef needs to check a sauce for taste, teachers should check for understanding. These can be formal–formative or summative assessment, multiple-choice, short answer, essay, matching, and related iconic ‘test’ forms. But they can also be informal–conversations, gallery walks, sketches, and more. We recently shared the Inconvenient Truths of Assessment, and one…