Six Guidelines for Making the Most of Your Multiple-Choice Questions

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Multiple-choice questions get a bad rap, and it is easy to see why. Most do not assess higher-order thinking—you either know the answer or you don’t. And if you do know the correct choice, it does not reveal depth of knowledge. So how can we construct them to better assess learning?

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