How much do you know about assessment? Quiz 6: Evaluating questions

Posted by John Kleeman

Here is the 6th of our series of quizzes on assessment subjects, authored in conjunction with Neil Bachelor of Pure Questions. This week’s quiz is on evaluating questions during a test trial.

Here are links to earlier quizzes in the series:

Quiz 1 – Cut Scores
Quiz 2 – Validity & Defensibility
Quiz 3 – Use of formative quizzes
Quiz 4 – Trialling Questions
Quiz 5 – Designing Assessments

We regard resources like this quiz as a way of contributing to the ongoing process of learning about assessment. In that spirit, please enjoy the quiz below and feel free to comment if you have any suggestions to improve the questions:

3 Responses to “How much do you know about assessment? Quiz 6: Evaluating questions”

  1. Question 5 is a VERY poor question.
    It has a double negative and the answer is “false.”
    This is a very basic item writing rule–avoid negatives in the stem. You have two negatives which make the question very confusing.

  2. John Kleeman says:

    Fair comment, and very good point. I absolutely agree with you.

  3. Neil Bachelor says:

    Thanks for your comment Mary and, as the question author, I blush in agreement. Apologies for any confusion caused.

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