Develop two multiple-choice questions and two matching items to quantitatively assess some particular content taught in a classroom.

Understanding basic item development and corresponding response choices in quantitative measurement is needed to produce accurate results. The questions below are designed to reinforce your knowledge of important measurement skills relative to quantitative item development and response choices.

For this task you will respond to each question succinctly yet with sufficient specificity to demonstrate the accuracy of your understanding.

Part I

  • What are the three parts of a multiple-choice question?
  • What purpose does each of these three parts serve?
  • What types of quantitative data analysis could be employed to evaluate multiple-choice responses?
  • For quantitative item to discriminate efficiently and possess the appropriate level of difficulty, what two conditions need to be met?
  • What can be implemented to increase a quantitative item’s discrimination and difficulty indices?
  • What are the advantages and limitations of matching items when compared to other types of items?

Part II

  • Develop two multiple-choice questions and two matching items to quantitatively assess some particular content taught in a classroom.
  • Develop two quantitative survey questions with Likert scale responses concerning some particular area of research interest.
  • Describe what steps you would employ to ensure the four questions would measure what you intended to measure.
  • Develop a compelling argument to support the use of true-false items as a fair method to quantitatively assess knowledge-level information.

Length: 5–7 pages, not including a title or reference pages.

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