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In Defense of Multiple-Choice Exam Questions

Posted by on Monday, March 8, 2010 in News.

CFT assistant director Derek Bruff authored a guest post on the group blog ProfHacker last week.  In the post, he offered a defense of the use of multiple-choice questions on exams, arguing that they do more than save time grading.  He described the kinds of multiple-choice questions he includes on exams, ones that are tied very closely to the learning objectives for the course.

(ProfHacker has been recommended here before.  It’s a group blog that provides tips, strategies, and advice for being productive and effective college and university instructors.  Three new posts appear each weekday, and the variety of topics covered means that you’re bound to find something useful several times a week.)

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