In this recorded discussion, we talk with learning researcher and instructional designer Dr. Patti Shank about learning assessments in general and, in particular, multiple-choice questions.
In the discussion, Dr. Shank talks about the relationship between learning objectives and learning assessments; how learning activities are influenced by leaning objectives and lead to learning assessments; the purpose of creating learning assessments; authentic learning assessments; tips for writing multiple-choice questions, including the stem, answer options, and feedback for correct answers; passing scores; and more.
This is one of two related discussions with Dr. Shank. Be certain to check the discussion about Learning Objectives as well.
As always, thanks to Dr. Shank for sharing her time and knowledge and for all the great learning research she compiles and shares.
Here are some related links to check out:
- Dr. Patti Shank’s website
- Dr. Patti Shank’s courses on Learning Assessments and Learning Objectives
- Best Practices for Writing Workplace Tests
- Writing multiple-choice questions
- Writing true/false, matching, dragging, and other types of questions
- Using scenario-based learning and assessments
- Testing and fidelity
- The “testing effect” and the forgetting curve
- Interview with learning researcher Dr. Patti Shank on writing better learning assessments and multiple-choice questions
- The discussion we had with Dr. Patti Shank on Learning Objectives
- Discussion with Dr. Patti Shank on Deep Learning, Deliberate Practice & Desirable Difficulties