Multiple choice questions:
- Provide accurate and precise scores
- Can be marked easily due to there being set correct answers, reducing the risk of bias or subjective viewpoints
- Are generally quicker to complete than some other question types
When creating content in Surpass, a multiple choice question can be simply created using the multiple choice question tool, however, the success of a multiple choice question is highly reliant on the quality of the question in regards to its content, structure and intended learning outcome.
Here are some tips to guide you in writing effective multiple choice assessment questions:
- Know Your Learning Objectives
Be aware of which learning objective you wish to assess and then tailor the question to reflect that particular learning objectives
- Use Real Life Examples
Consider using Memory Aid or scenario driven questions
- Avoid Confusion and Question Misinterpretation
- Bring Uniformity into your Questions
- Use Effective Distractors
Note: The purpose of these articles is to provide you with general advice in the fields of assessment and testing. These articles are not intended to replace any regulations or instructions provided by your organisation, but may be used in conjunction with these materials to support the assessment process.
For information about setting up a Multiple Choice Question, visit the Multiple Choice section of the Surpass online Help.