Write The Right Multiple Choice Questions

Write The Right Multiple-Choice Questions

Date December 19 2019
Duration 60 Minutes
Need to test your learners' knowledge? Or you just want to check their ability? No matter what is your purpose, multiple-choice questions are considered to be a very effective solution! Patti Shank is one of the most recognizable thought leaders in the eLearning niche. Join her in this session and learn how to write the right multiple-choice questions!
Write The Right Multiple Choice Questions
Speaker Patti Shank, PhD
Patti Shank, PhD is an internationally-known workplace learning expert, instructional designer, researcher, author, and facilitator who is regularly cited as one of the most influential people in workplace learning internationally. Patti speaks regularly at training and learning technology conferences and is the author of Write and Organize for Deeper Learning, Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning, and Manage Memory for Deeper Learning. These books offer practical tactics for improving outcomes based on training and other research. She was the research director for the eLearning Guild and an award-winning contributing editor for Online Learning Magazine. Her current articles are found on eLearning Industry and elsewhere. Patti completed her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado, Denver. Her research on new online learners won an EDMEDIA best research paper award. Website: pattishank.com
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Write The Right Multiple-Choice Questions

Multiple-choice questions are the most commonly used testing format because they are efficient. But research shows they are very often poorly written. Poorly written multiple-choice questions put you and your organization at risk and provide data that isn’t useful. At best, these kinds of questions are a waste of everyone’s time.

We know that to provide useful data, our assessments must be “valid.” Valid multiple-choice assessments require clear ties to learning objectives. When they are valid, questions can measure deeper levels of learning and create deeper processing, which improves the ability to apply.

This interactive session will focus on how to align your multiple-choice questions to needed outcomes, so your multiple-choice questions improve the validity of your assessment and provide useful data.

Session handouts will include her slides, a job aid, and sections from Patti’s books. You will also receive a coupon for a significant discount on her upcoming Write Learning Assessments course.

During this session, you will learn:

  • What we should measure with our learning assessments
  • How to create more valid assessments
  • How to write the types of learning objectives that improve multiple-choice questions
Good multiple-choice questions are hard to write. But if you write them as part of your job, you can’t afford to write them poorly. Learn a truly critical secret to making them well-written and valuable.
  • Hardware: Windows (1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster/equivalent) or Mac (1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster) and 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Operating system: Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) or Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, and 10.12
  • Web browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or later, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Google Chrome
  • Internet connection: Broadband (1 Mbps+) recommended
  • Software: Web browser plugin (will be prompted to install)