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Presented by David Caldwell, Director of Professional Affairs, and Adam Pate, Assistant Professor, both from University of Louisiana Monroe School of Pharmacy
Although multiple-choice examinations are one of the most commonly used assessment methods in higher education, often faculty members receive little to no formal training in the discipline. This results in wide variation of item quality, which has been shown to affect student performance. This presentation will describe concepts in multiple-choice item writing including common errors, the statistical effects associated with them, and simple solutions to improve flawed items. In this interactive session presenters will describe personal struggles and successes in item writing and review published literature describing the effects on student performance.