For any exam, it is essential that your questions test the right content as determined by your learning objectives and have the appropriate degree of difficulty. But how can you tell if your exam questions are performing as well as can be? The most basic and obvious answer is that a good question will easily distinguish between students who have learnt and understood the course material and those who haven’t. While a weak question will be too easy, too difficult or be poorly worded causing confusion or ambiguity.
In general, good exam questions should typically:
However, one aspect of exam questions that is often overlooked is a practical one! The best exam questions are quick and simple to administer and easy to mark.
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Published 12th February, 2015