There are several different ways to pose questions that tests students’ knowledge. Creating a solid exam means being able to determine what a student knows and is able to do by the time testing takes place. Therefore, it is good to regularly review the advantages and disadvantages of the most commonly used tests questions and the test banks that are frequently used.
The most common forms of tests questions include: multiple-choice, true-false, short-answer, essay, and questions provided by test banks. If you’ve used any of these types of test questions in your courses, consider what the benefits and downfalls of including each type are. For more information on the advantages and disadvantages of each type, read this article from an issue of Faculty Focus by none other than Maryellen Weimer.
Written By: Jessica Moser