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Pages: 256-265
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-613-5538-9
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-10 March, 2010
Location: Valencia, Spain

MULTIPLE-CHOICE TESTS - A TOOL IN THE ASSESSING KNOWLEDGE

A. Lopes, L. Babo, J. Azevedo, C. Torres

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The purpose of this paper is to analyse if Multiple-Choice Tests may be considered an interesting alternative for assessing knowledge, particularly in the Mathematics area, as opposed to the traditional methods, such as open questions exams.
In this sense we illustrate some opinions of the researchers in this area.
Often the perception of the people about the construction of this kind of exams is that they are easy to create. But it is not true! Construct well written tests it’s a hard work and needs writing ability from the teachers.
Our proposal is analyse the construction difficulties of multiple - choice tests as well as some advantages and limitations of this type of tests. We also show the frequent critics and worries, since the beginning of this objective format usage.
Finally in this context some examples of Multiple-Choice Items in the Mathematics area are given, and we illustrate as how we can take advantage and improve this kind of tests.
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author = {Lopes, A. and Babo, L. and Azevedo, J. and Torres, C.},
title = {MULTIPLE-CHOICE TESTS - A TOOL IN THE ASSESSING KNOWLEDGE},
series = {4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2010 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-613-5538-9},
issn = {2340-1079},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {8-10 March, 2010},
year = {2010},
pages = {256-265}}
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TI - MULTIPLE-CHOICE TESTS - A TOOL IN THE ASSESSING KNOWLEDGE
SN - 978-84-613-5538-9/2340-1079
PY - 2010
Y1 - 8-10 March, 2010
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
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A. Lopes, L. Babo, J. Azevedo, C. Torres (2010) MULTIPLE-CHOICE TESTS - A TOOL IN THE ASSESSING KNOWLEDGE, INTED2010 Proceedings, pp. 256-265.
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