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Articles  |   January 1992
Writing a multiple-choice test question
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Articles   |   January 1992
Writing a multiple-choice test question
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 1992, Vol. 92, 112. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1992.92.1.112
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 1992, Vol. 92, 112. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1992.92.1.112
Abstract

Multiple-choice test questions are the most widely used and highly regarded of the presently available objective or selective test items. They can be used to test all levels of learning and are applicable to the measurement of most important educational outcomes. Although it is difficult to construct these questions well, they are versatile and can be used in settings involving large numbers of students.