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Topic: Answering Multiple Choice Questions
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Answering Multiple Choice Questions
Posted: Jun 23, 2009 8:44 AM
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I graded the multiple choice section of the Integrated Algebra exam yesterday and couldn't help but notice a disturbing trend (at least for us):  the number of multiple choice questions that the students got wrong.  On an exam where 60 of the 87 raw score points come from multiple choice questions, getting many of them wrong can mean the difference between passing and failing or the difference between an 84 and 85.  So clearly a goal for next year is to work on the students' multiple choice answering skills!
To those of you whose students have great success with multiple choice questions:  what are your secrets, your strategies?  Anything that you're willing to share would be of great help. 
Thank you so much!
Angela Samul

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