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Multiple Choice Tests

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Claire Wapole | Posted 10.23.2015 | Chicago
Claire Wapole

My third grade daughter is very bright, creative, perceptive and yet tanks multiple-choice tests. Judging by her test scores, it looks as though she i...

Set Up to Fail: High Stakes Testing in Public Schools

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 06.28.2015 | Education
Stacey Steinberg

Imagine being a nine-year-old child. Picture yourself studying for a test, walking into class, feeling confident you prepared the best you could. How would you feel if after finishing the test you only understood half the questions? Would your confidence be shaken?

What You Should Know about the SAT, But Were Afraid to Ask

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2014 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

The SAT became the standard since 1926. Yerkes' brainchild became Frankenstein.

The Pitfalls of Multiple Choice

Alex Mallory | Posted 11.17.2012 | Education
Alex Mallory

The conventional wisdom is that multiple choice tests rely on recognition instead of the more complex cognitive function recall, and therefore the multiple choice test should be "easier."

Two Cheers for Multiple-Choice Tests!

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.02.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

A team of scientists decided to take another look at the much-maligned multiple-choice test, to see if at least some kinds of questions, if well constructed, might indeed trigger the crucial retrieval process, and thus promote memory and learning.

A Fatal Flaw in the American Education System

Grady Williams | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home
Grady Williams

Eliminating multiple choice would be a huge improvement in the way we judge the intelligence and work ethic of our youth.

Quality Education, By Any Means Necessary

Larry Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

Teaching should be pure joy. That so many of us are frustrated and alienated -- some to the point of despair -- is intolerable. We can end the suffering by making 2011 the year of the subversive educator.