Multiple-Choice 2018-09-15T17:46:54+00:00

Multiple-Choice Testing

The Art & Science of Writing Multiple-Choice Tests

Join internationally-recognized evaluation authorities to enhance your testing credentials. Learn the techniques to create multiple-choice tests that are Valid! Reliable! and Fair!

Allan Bailey & Lynette Gillis have developed thousands of high-quality multiple-choice tests for clients such as Harvard Business and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for more than a decade. Read More…….

OBJECTIVES: At completion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the most troublesome multiple-choice flaws
  • Employ effective guidelines and strategies
  • Construct MC items that are valid, effective, and fair
  • Recognize and distinguish between the Bloom’s levels: Remember, Understand, Apply, and Analyze
  • Write scenario-based items to test at higher cognitive levels
  • Identify and use the most effective MC formats
  • Avoid formats that are confusing, unfair, or ineffective
  • Critique and enhance multiple-choice questions
  • Identify the most common test-wise tricks
  • Employ effective strategies to defeat guessing
  • Improve your own test-taking skills and testing success
Multiple-Choice Topics…

  • MC Question Writing Basics
  • Rogues’ Gallery: Multiple-Choice Item-Writing Do’s and Don’ts
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Writing the Item Stem and Developing Options
  • Avoiding Common Item Writing Flaws
  • Developing Plausible Distractors (Incorrect responses)
  • Developing Question Scenarios
  • Small Group Exercises: Critiquing and Rewriting a Question
  • Small Group Exercise: Creating and Critiquing a Complete Test Item
  • Question Writing Clinic
February 28, 2017  Toronto, Ontario
The discussions and group exercises are extremely useful. Excellent workshop!  —Training Lead, International Banking
Great workshop! We learned a lot and information learned will be very helpful. However, it may be difficult to apply some of the learnings because we have to follow regulators’ exams. —Senior Trainer, Ontario Police College
Awesome workshop. Content provides me with a wonderful framework to create multiple-choice questions which I plan to apply in my role. Thank you. —Writer, Educational Publishing
February 28, 2017  Toronto, Ontario
The discussions and group exercises are extremely useful. Excellent workshop! —Training Lead, International Banking
Great workshop! We learned a lot and information learned will be very helpful. However, it may be difficult to apply some of the learnings because we have to follow regulators’ exams. —Senior Trainer, Ontario Police College
Awesome workshop. Content provides me with a wonderful framework to create multiple-choice questions which I plan to apply in my role. Thank you. —Writer, Educational Publishing
July 15, 2016 Toronto, Ontario
Thank you for this very relevant session. I’ve acquired some very effective tools for improving my multiple-choice writing. I’m looking forward to applying what I’ve learned right away. —Learning Manager
I was pleased with the simplicity and practicality of the workshop in making multiple-choice tests writing accessible and achievable. Would like to learn more. —Senior Manager, Performance and Learning, Business School
Excellent workshop! I wish I’d taken this training earlier in my career. Thanks. —Educational Consultant, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management
This course and its materials were presented very well. Everything was very clear and provided the opportunity to apply what was taught in practice. The course broke down elements of question writing success and failure factors in an effective way. —Instructional Designer, Deployment and Adoption
Great day!! —Training Specialist, Internal Technical Training
I think this course had enough information to be a two-day program. —Training Manager