The Real Problem With Multiple-Choice Questions

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The multiple-choice problem is becoming a bit of an issue. While it has been derided by educators for decades as incapable of truly measuring understanding, and while performance on such exams can be noticeably improved…

Susan Grigsby‘s insight:

The fundamental issue is one of process. My take-away: "More than anything else, when a multiple-choice question is given to a student in hopes of measuring how well he or she understands something, it manufacturers the illusion of right and wrong, a binary condition that ignores the endlessly fluid nature of information."

Well said.

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