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Writing Multiple Choice Test Items

Multiple-Choice (MC) items have many advantages that make them widely used and highly regarded. They also have disadvantages, some of which can be reduced by careful attention to good item-writing and item analysis practice. This resource describes advantages and disadvantages of Multiple-Choice Items, General Guidelines, Item Stem Guidelines, and Item Options Guidelines. Links from this page also provide information about item analysis (overall...

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