PRACTICE CONSTRUCTING ITEMS
At this point we will present some multiple-choice test constructions.
You will be asked to make judgments about the best way of putting together
a test question and response choice. After you have made your choice,
click that option for an evaluation of your choice. Also, see if you can
explain why the options you did not choose are poor or ineffective.
(1) We wish to test a students knowledge of the use made of
a sextant. Which of these item stems is likely to serve this
objective best? Click your choice to see if you are correct.
| (2) The object is to identify the planet Saturn on the basis of
its satellite "rings". Choose the best stem.
| (3) These are designed to test understanding of the term "intelligence
distribution" in the population, and that its distribution means,
by definition, that half the population is above average and half
below. Which group of alternatives is most acceptable? Click your
choice to see if you are correct.
About one-half of our population is below average in intelligence
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