Tag: MCQs


En Vogue MCQs making a comeback

If you have found your way to this post, you have an interest in MCQs. In addition to this post, I found Mr Barton Maths Podcast interview with Zeek Sweiry – Senior Researcher at CERP (Centre for Education Research and Practice) a really precise and useful summary of the topic. Something a bit different this…
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21 Oct ’17 0

MCQs get a mention from…

MCQs get a mention in Glenys Stacey’s speech at the recent Westminster Education Forum A Level Reform event. We also found differences in assessment [comparable international qualifications], for example, the more prevalent use of sophisticated multiple choice items in assessment elsewhere. Here we find multiple choice less attractive, and associate it with lower demand –…
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23 Nov ’14 0

We do not need another ‘how to write effective MCQs’

As I wrote previously, there are five million hits on ‘how to write effective MCQs.’ We do not need another ‘how to’ post – of that I am sure and yet that is almost what I am about to do. Only a slight side step – here are a few, more general and hopefully thought…
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25 Oct ’14 0

There is more to MCQs than you think

I have been growing more interested in Multiple-choice Questions or (MCQs). It started off as a QuickKey interest but it has become much more than that. If I thought I might be a edugeek, this pretty much confirms it. An unhealthy interest in assessment and MCQs is unlikely to make me a highly sought after dinner guest.…
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24 Oct ’14 3

Knowing that you don’t know something

Each exam boards provides a variety of exams analysis tools that help teachers identify the questions / topics / skills in which students excelled/fell short in.  These tools also provide valuable comparative information on the performance of your students / classes / cohorts on individual questions when compared to AQA/Edexcel/OCR/WJEC national averages. Unfortunately, much like an autopsy, this information is of little benefit to…
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12 Oct ’14 0