Developing and validating multiple choice tests

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This book will be of interest to anyone who develops test items for large-scale assessments, as well as teachers and graduate students who desire the most comprehensive and authoritative information on the design and validation of multiple-choice test items.This third edition provides a comprehensive treatment of the development of multiple-choice (MC) test items and the study of item responses for the improvement or continued use of these items.I generated double fist fulls of these kinds of tests when I taught undergraduate classes at the University of Missouri, but apparently I and everyone else going all the way back to my grade school was doing it ALL WRONG. What I like about Developing and Validating Multiple-Choice Test Items is that it picks a focus and sticks with it.After some obligatory introductory philosophizing, the book walks you through the various multiple choice item formats (of which there are way more than I realized), then moved on to how to actually generate the items and how to check over them to make sure they're valid for whatever use you have in mind.Do you like writing multiple choice test items that exhibit desirable psychometric properties? Then Developing and Validating Multiple-Choice Test Items by Thomas Haladyna is for you!I picked it up because I was developing a high stakes, multiple-choice test for a work project and wanted to make sure I was doing things right and covering all the bases.Contact us if you experience any difficulty logging in.

This book will be of interest to anyone who develops test items for large-scale assessments, as well as teachers and graduate students who desire the most comprehensive and authoritative information on the design and validation of multiple-choice test items. Do you like writing multiple choice test items that exhibit desirable psychometric properties? Then Developing and Validating Multiple-Choice Test Items by Thomas Haladyna is for you!

This book is intended for anyone who is seriously interested in designing and validating multiple-choice test items that measure understanding and the application of knowledge and skills to complex situations, such as critical thinking and problem solving.

The most comprehensive and authoritative book in its field, this edition has been extensively revised to include: • more information about writing items that match content standards; • more information about creating item pools and item banking; • a new set of item-writing rules (with examples) in chapter 5, as well as guidelines for other multiple-choice formats; • hundreds of examples including an expanded chapter 4 devoted to exemplary item formats and a new chapter 6 containing exemplary items (with author annotations); • a chapter on item generation (chapter 7) featuring item modeling and other procedures that speed up item development; and • a more extensive set of references to past and current work in the area of multiple-choice item writing and validation.

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Some readers point out an error, share an idea or a new MC format, ask a question, or simply offer support to the effort to improve test items.

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