Maximize Your Multiple-Choice Questions

By: Tracy King, CAE

For associations that provide professional development and certification programs, writing effective multiple-choice questions is a necessity to properly measure learners' mastery of subject matter. Here are the core elements and best practices of writing MCQs.

Assessing mastery is a critical function of associations that promote the best practices of a trade or profession. One vehicle we often use, particularly for e-learning, domain self-assessments, and certification exams, is the multiple-choice question. But how do you know your assessments are meaningful? Consider the anatomy of an MCQ and these five best practices....