Constructing Quality Multiple-Choice Questions: Advice from the NBME

Monday, Feb 12 2018 @ 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Academy of Teaching Scholars Competency: Assessment Methods

Fairbanks Hall (FS) ,5005

Presenter(s): Carly Daniels, MA
Audience: Faculty

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Writing high-quality multiple choice items for exams can be a challenging task for many faculty members. In this session presented by experts from the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), participants will explore a number of different question types, including one-best-answer and extended matching items.

This session will include applicable information, whether writing questions for testing of basic science and/or clinical science content. Using a mix of presentation, discussion, and practical application, participants will:

· Discuss general guidelines and basic rules for question construction
· Consider common question flaws and strategies to address these
· Practice constructing quality test questions for both recall and application of knowledge

Each participant will receive a copy of the manual ‘Constructing Written Test Questions for the Basic and Clinical Sciences,’ which is published by the NBME. A video bridge connection will be available for those who cannot attend in person.

 

This event is sponsored by the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. If you have questions about this event please contact the office at (317) 278-3089 or by email at ofapd@iu.edu.

This event fulfills the Assessment Methods competency for the Academy of Teaching Scholars.

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