16Test Construction and Evaluation



Unlike exercises, tests are designed not to teach, but to find out whether the learner has learned. For that reason there is no remediation following each question, as there would be in an exercise; instead, questions are presented one after the other, the right and wrong answers are tabulated, and a score is given. Remediation may be provided depending on the overall structure of the lesson. In this chapter, we will look at the various testing options that can be integrated into interactive instruction.


Unit tests are the tests given at the end of each lesson. Final examinations, at least in our terminology, are tests on the course. The final exam is the last activity the learner will complete ...

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