Objective Items

1,896 views

Published on

Published in: Business, Technology
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,896
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
7
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
17
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Objective Items

  1. 1. This presentation was developed for the exclusive use of students enrolled in: Educational Testing & Grading, Professor Gregory E. Stone. © 2004 Gregory E. Stone. All rights reserved. This presentation may not be reproduced in any form, in part or as a whole, without the express written permission of the author.
  2. 2. OBJECTIVE ITEMS
  3. 3. Objective items do not require human interpretation during the scoring process. The term “objective” refers to the manner in which an item is scored.
  4. 4. Objective items come in many shapes and sizes. True-False Matching Multiple-choice Fill-in-the-Blank*
  5. 5. True-False Items George Washington was the first president of the United States. True False
  6. 6. True-False Items George Washington was the first president of the United States. True False Problems: Either Too Easy or Too Esoteric 50/50 chance - Easy guessing
  7. 7. True-False Items George Washington was the first president of the United States. True False Center on moderate difficulty. Create thoughtful items, avoiding Knowledge.
  8. 8. Matching Items Column A Column B Tiger Reptile Turtle Mammal
  9. 9. Matching Items Column A Column B Tiger Reptile Turtle Mammal Problems: Increasing simplicity of answering. Often very easy.
  10. 10. Matching Items Column A Column B Florida Columbus Illinois Chicago Ohio Springfield Tallahassee Avoid 1:1 correspondence Add ‘distractors’
  11. 11. Multiple Choice Items From which emperor did Captain James T. Kirk’s middle name originate? C. Julius Caesar B. Claudius C. Tiberius D. Trafalgar
  12. 12. Multiple Choice Items From which Roman emperor did Captain James T. Kirk’s middle name originate? A. Caesar B. Claudius C. Nero D. Tiberius Best of the Objective Items types. Can test wide range of content. Easily scorable. 100 years of psychometrics.
  13. 13. Multiple Choice Items From which Roman emperor did Captain James T. Kirk’s middle name originate? A. Caesar B. Claudius C. Nero D. Tiberius Problems: Takes a LONG time to write. Difficult to test higher functions, though that is debatable.
  14. 14. Fill-in-the-Blank Items To save middle- earth, Frodo journeyed to Mount __________.
  15. 15. Fill-in-the-Blank Items To save middle- earth, Frodo Doom journeyed to Mount __________. Your book suggests fill-in-the-blank may be objective….BUT, it depends on how you intend to grade it!
  16. 16. Fill-in-the-Blank Items To save middle- earth, Frodo Doom journeyed to Mount __________. Problems: Shifty objectivity. Simplicity & Difficulty.
  17. 17. Taxonomy Evaluation Objective items are Synthesis written at different Analysis taxonomic levels. Application Objective items work best Comprehension and most effectively at or Knowledge below Application.
  18. 18. Knowledge In which state is St. Augustine located? B. California C. Florida D. Georgia D. North Carolina
  19. 19. Knowledge → Comprehension Was Florida considered one of the original 13 colonies? C. No, at the time it was Spanish. B. No, because it was too far south. E. Yes, because it seceded in 1862. D. Yes, it was George III’s favorite.

×