Consider the following before you start developing assessment questions:
- How many questions will you aim for in each chapter?
- What question types best suit your material?
- What key terms are essential for students to memorize before they can use them in analysis and application?
- In what situations would you expect students to encounter the concepts in practice?
Consider the following when reviewing your assessment questions:
- Could students guess any correct answers based on complexity and/or plausibility?
- Are all incorrect answers plausible?
- Are the answer choices for each question similar in length?
- Do all answer choices respond to the question stem with grammatical correctness?
- Could students guess any correct answers after reading related questions?
- Do any questions rely on correct answers to previous questions?
- Are all answer choices structured to support effective randomization?
- Are true/false questions used sparingly?
- Are fill-in-the-blank items limited to one item per question?
- Do fill-in-the-blank items include multiple variations of potential acceptable answers?
- Does any question feedback give away the answers to any other questions?