Wednesday, 19 April 2017

About MCQ


MCQ is known as items can be an effective and efficient way to assess learning outcomes. MCQ choice test items have several advantages which are as.

Multiple choice question test items can be written to asses various levels of learning outcomes like recall ,application , evaluations, analysis etc. Students are choosing from a set of potential answers, multiple chose items are not an effective way to test students creativity or his ability to organize and articulate thoughts.
A good test is consistent in measuring a learning outcome. MCQ tests items are less susceptible to guessing than true/false questions, making them a more reliable means of assessment. When the number of multiple choice items is objective  and consistent unlike the scoring of essay questions.
Validity is the degree to which a test measure the stated learning outcomes. Because students can answer a multiple choice item much more quickly than an assay question, tests based on MCQ items can cover wider range of course material, thus increasing the validity of the assessment. The key to taking advantage of these strengths’, however is construction of good multiple choice items.

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