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Resources for Teachers: The Do's and Don’ts of Writing Multiple Choice Tests

Multiple-choice examinations are a popular assessment tool among instructors and schools. Thanks to modern scanning technology, they are easy to grade and often the only way to evaluate larger classroom sizes at the college and university levels. When properly prepared, they are also an efficient way to test multiple learning objectives in one sitting. When badly written, multiple choice tests can lead to underwhelming test scores and leave even the brightest students frustrated.

Are you struggling with this popular assessment tool? Check out our tips below on creating multiple questions exams that are straightforward, easy to read and effective.

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