Monday, February 27, 2012

Teaching the Test

Question: How can teachers help students to learn how to take multiple-choice tests?

Answer/Quote: “The multiple choice format, central to most standardized reading tests and reading textbooks, remains a mixed blessing. “

Quote: “I choose a passage and questions from a reading test….and give students the following directions: (1) Indicate the correct answer and justify your choice. (2) Explain why any one of the remaining alternatives is wrong.” P. 56.

Comment: Interesting exercise. Students could gain good insight into the makings of multiple-choice tests. RayS.

 Title: “A Thinking Twist on the Multiple Choice Question.” Gary Kay. Journal of Reading (September 1992), 56-57.

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