The College Instructor's Guide to Writing Test Items

The College Instructor's Guide to Writing Test Items : Measuring Student Learning

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The College Instructor's Guide to Writing Test Items: Measuring Student Learning addresses the need for direct and clear guidance on item writing for assessing broad ranges of content in many fields. By focusing on multiple-choice response items, this book provides college instructors the tools to understand, develop, and use assessment activities in classrooms in a way that consistently supports learning. Including dozens of example items and additional resources to support the item development process, this volume is unique in its practical-focus, and is essential reading for instructors and soon-to-be educators, professional development specialists, and higher education researchers. As teaching, assessment, and learning are inherently intertwined, The College Instructor's Guide to Writing Test Items both facilitates the development of instructors' own practice and improves the learning outcomes and success of students.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 158 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 363g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9 Line drawings, black and white; 4 Tables, black and white; 13 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138886521
  • 9781138886520

Table of contents





The Role of Testing in the College Classroom

The Role of Learning Objectives

Planning the Quiz or Test

Writing MC Items

Getting Practice and Feedback Online

Example Items from Various Fields

Using Test Results to Improve Item Writing, Teaching, & Learning
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About Anthony Albano

Michael C. Rodriguez is the Campbell Leadership Chair in Education and Human Development and Professor of Educational Psychology at The University of Minnesota, USA.

Anthony D. Albano is Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Sciences at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.
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