Writing Better Multiple Choice Questions

Wednesday 1:30pm-4:00pm
Afternoon Mini Workshop


Cody Kirkpatrick, Indiana University-Bloomington
Lauren Decker, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Whether because of class size, grading time, or other constraints, sometimes we need to include multiple choice questions in our summative assessments. However, it is often difficult and time-consuming to write "good" questions that reliably assess the knowledge we want them to.  In this workshop, attendees will review the Bloom's Taxonomy framework and the literature on multiple choice question design; evaluate (good and bad) example questions from other sources; and we will spend time writing, sharing, and revising our own questions for future use.