Instructional designers who have received a batch of questions from a subject matter expert (SME), undoubtedly had a fair number of True/False style questions authored. Or perhaps, you caught yourself committing this crime. [Read more…]
The SME has plenty of knowledge of their domain, but may not have the time, patience, or experience to write an effective test for their training. In this first of many descriptions, I’ll demonstrate how I tackle the task of authoring assessments and test questions, let’s evaluate a question sent to me by a subject matter expert (SME).
Some argue that writing multiple choice questions do not effectively evaluate one’s comprehension of the material provided in a training course. Multiple choice questions, if written with intelligence and thought, can be used effectively to evaluate one’s knowledge. Writing a quality assessment takes time, research, and needs to be managed like any project.