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Writing Exams for Science and Engineering Courses

IEEE via edX

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In this education and teacher training course, the case for using multiple choice exams for science and engineering courses is made. Multiple-choice exams effectively assess student learning in engineering and science courses and are more objective than other types of exams.

Learn how to conduct effective and systematic design of exam questions. 

Using psychometrics statistics, you will be able to analyze the results and improve the performance of your exams.

Finally, you will learn how to build, use and maintain a database of multiple choice exam questions for easy administration and review of exams and their performance results. 


Module 1: The Case for Multiple Choice Exams / Writing an Item
Module 2: Item Review / Validity, Best Practices and Grading

Taught by

Phillip Laplante


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