SELECTION TYPES OF
Moseños, Apryl Rose M.
Measuring and Evaluating Learning Outcomes: A textbook in
Assessment of Learning 1 & 2
SELECTION TYPES OF OBJECTIVE
Included in the category of selection type are
Multiple choice type
Alternate response type
Key list test
Terms or objects are to be arranged by the
students in a specified order.
Arrange the following planets according to their
nearness to the sun, by using numbers 1,2,3,4,5.
A List of numbered items are related to a list of
Match the country in column 1 with its capital city in
Column 2. Write letters only.
COLUMN 1 COLUMN2
__1. PHILIPPINES A. WASHINGTON D.C
__2. JAPAN B. JEDDAH
__3.UNITED STATES C. JERUSALEM
__4. GREAT BRITAIN d. MANILA
__5. ISRAEL E. TOKYO
F. NEW YORK
MULTIPLE CHOICE TYPE
This type contains a question, problem or
unfinished sentence followed by several
Example: The study of values is:
ALTERNATE RESPONSE TYPE
A test wherein there are
only two possible
answers to the question.
The TRUE or FALSE
format is a form of
type. Variations on the
include yes-no, agree-
disagree, and right-
Write TRUE, if the statement is true; False if it is
____1. Lapu-lapu was the first Asian repulse
European colonizes in Asia.
____2. Magellan’s expedition to the Philippines led
to the first circumnavigation of the globe.
____3. The early Filipinos were uncivilized before
the Spanish conquest of the archipelago
____4. The Arabs introduced Islam in Southern
Modified True/False :
-Indicate whether the statement is true or
false. If false, change the identified word
or phrase to make the statement true.
Magellan was the first Asian to repulse
European colonizers in Asia.
KEY LIST TEST
A test wherein the student has
to examine paired concepts
based on a specified set of
Examine the paired items in column 1 and column 2. on the blank
before each number, write:
A. if the item in column 1 is an example of of the item in column 2
B. if the item in column 1 is a synonym of the item in column 2.
C. if the item in column 2 is an opposite of the item in column 1;
D. if the items in column 1 & 2 are not related in any way.
Column 1 Column 2
____1. capitalism economic system
____2. labor intensive capital intensive
____3. planned economy command economy
____4. opportunity cost demand and supply
It is a form of multiple choice type of
test that can assess higher cognitive
behaviors. According to
Airisian(1994) and Mitchell(1992),
interpretative exercise provides
students some information or data
followed by a series of questions on
that information. In responding to the
questions in an interpretative
exercise, the students have to analyze
, interpret, or apply the material
provided, like a map, excerpt of a
story, passage of a poem, data matrix,
table or cartoon.
Example: Examine the data on child labor in Europe during the
period immediately after the Industrial Revolution in the continent.
Answer the questions given below by encircling the letter of your
YEAR NUMBER OF CHILD
CHILD LABOR in the YEARS RIGHT AFTER THE INDUSTRIAL
REVOLUTION IN EUROPE
1. The employment of child labor was greatly used in_____.
a. 1750 b. 1760 c. 1770 d. 1780
T his type of test presents a problem or
question and the student is to compose
a response in paragraph form, using
his or her own words, and ideas. There
are two forms of essay test: BRIEF OR
RESTRICTED and EXTENDED.
BRIEF OR RESTRICTED ESSAY
This form of the essay test requires a limited
amount of writing or requires that a given
problem be solved in a few sentences.
EXAMPLE: Why did early Filipino revolts
fail? Cite and explain 2 reasons.
EXTENDED ESSAY TEST
This form of essay test requires a student to
present his answer in several paragraphs or
pages of writing. It gives students more
freedom to express ideas and opinions and use
synthesizing skills to change knowledge into a
Example: explain your position on the issue of
charter change in the Philippines.
According to Reyes (2000) and
Gay(1985), the essay test is
appropriate to use when learning
outcomes cannot be adequately
measured by objective test items,
nevertheless, all levels of cognitive
behaviors can be measured.
Choosing the type of test
depends on the teacher’s
purpose and the amount of time
to be spent for the test. As a
general rule, teachers must
create specific tests that will
allow students to demonstrate
targeted learning competencies.
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