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Test Scoring and Analysis Using SAS by Jeffrey Smith, EdD Ron Cody

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Chapter 9: Tips on Writing Multiple-Choice Items

Introduction

Getting Started/Organized

Types of Items for Achievement Tests

Conclusion

References

Introduction

Testing has been conceptualized in a number of different fashions. It has been likened to taking a measure like height. It is related to a statistical sampling procedure where you have a conceptually infinite number of possible test items, and it has been described as trying to determine the shape of an object that resides within the brain. However it is conceptualized, a test consists of a set of one or more items. In the British tradition, testing often consists of a small number of essays (sometimes just one) on a topic. In America, and increasingly in the world, a test is thought of ...

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