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Design for How People Learn, Second Edition by Julie Dirksen

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12. Designing Evaluation

(IN WHICH WE LEARN THAT A, B, C, AND D ARE NOT YOUR ONLY OPTIONS)

The Challenge Of Doing Good Evaluation

What Does Learning Evaluation Look Like?

If you close your eyes and picture learning assessment, there’s a decent chance you’ll picture something like this:

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The most common form of formal assessment is everybody’s favorite: the multiple-choice question. We’ve all answered more multiple-choice questions than we can possibly remember.

If we use so many of them, they must be the good way to do learning assessment, right? Well, they have a few main advantages:

• They are efficient to write, administer, and score.

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