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Topic: Multiple Choice Testing
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Re: Multiple Choice Testing
Posted: Aug 29, 2000 12:02 AM
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Good arguments can be made for both methods. I personally use both but not
on the same test. I teach at the Algebra 2 level and one of my personal
goals is preparing students for the SAT/ACT. I use multiple choice tests
about 50% of the time. I believe that taking a multiple choice math test is
a learned skill. When not using multiple choice test I give a "fill in the
blank" test. Standard question format but an answer blank for the
answer--no partial credit. the kids actually prefer the "fill in the blank"
test. Oh yeah same test bank simply different format and at least 4
versions of each test.


Bob Houston
1759 Cuba Road
Bridgeport, Texas 76426
Larina Thomas <> wrote in message
> Hello,
> I have been in many discussions about multiple choice questions. I have
> read that multiple choice questions are good to introduced to students.
> This will help them with process of elimination on a real standardized
> test. However, some people I have spoken too do not agree. They
> believe in the old fashion way of doing math (do not give answer
> choices) allow students to work out the answers. What do you think?
> Larina

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