Posted by Julie Delazyn
Writing high-quality test items is difficult, but writing questions that go beyond checking knowledge is even more complex.
James Parry, E-Testing Manager at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown, Virginia, offered some valuable tips on advanced test item construction during a peer discussion at this year’s Questionmark Users Conference.
The PowerPoints from this session will help you distinguish among three levels of test items:
- Low-complexity – requiring knowledge of single facts
- Medium-complexity – requiring test takers to know or derive multiple facts
- High-complexity – requiring test takers to analyze and evaluate multiple facts to solve problems (often presented as scenarios)
Enjoy the presentation below, and save March 4 – 7 next year for the Questionmark 2014 Users Conference in San Antonio, Texas.