This session cuts right to the chase and examines 13 'nail in the coffin' reasons why teachers should never use mutliple choice tests again. Not only do multiple choice tests not tell us what we think or would hope they would tell us, but they also infect the classroom with the worst kind of teaching and learning. Educators who continue to use multiple choice tests as their primary or default assessment tool are engaging in a kind of educational malpractice. Despite their utility, there is nothing a multiple choice test can do that another more authentic kind of assessment can not do better. It's time we relegated multiple choice tests to the educational museum along with other archaic practices such as corporal punishment and segregation.
For more on why multiple choice tests should be abolished:
Mulitple Choice Tests Suck
Multiple Choice Tests: Cui Bono?
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