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Constructing Multiple-Choice Items to Measure Higher-Order Thinking

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  • Darina Scully

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Across education, certification and licensure, there are repeated calls for the development of .assessments that target higher-order thinking, as opposed to mere recall of facts. A common assumption is that this necessitates the use of constructed response or essay-style test questions; however, empirical evidence suggests that this may not be the case. In this paper, it is argued that multiple-choice items have the capacity to assess certain higher-order skills. In addition, a series of practical recommendations for test developers seeking to purposefully construct such items is provided.. Accessed 11,076 times on https://pareonline.net from May 16, 2017 to December 31, 2019. For downloads from January 1, 2020 forward, please click on the PlumX Metrics link to the right.

Keywords: Test Construction

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Scully, D., (2017) “Constructing Multiple-Choice Items to Measure Higher-Order Thinking”, Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation 22(1): 4. doi: https://doi.org/10.7275/swgt-rj52

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