Workshop:  Teaching Skills: Test Construction

Course ID - CTD0464

Short Title: Teaching Skills: E

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:   Faculty
Length of Workshop:    3 hours
Prerequisite None

Description: Participants on this workshop will review the basics of constructing multiple choice, true-false, matching and completion test items. Participants will plan how to use objectives test items to assess performance outcomes, identify the advantages and limitations of objective items, construct items using the General Hints for Item Writing, and discuss how to evaluate the quality of tests.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


 As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Use a table of specification to plan for testing learning outcomes
  • Identify advantages and limitations of objective test items
  • Develop test items using "general hints for test item writing"
  • Evaluate the quality of test items



Reference #





03/22/13 760767
Friday 12:30pm - 3:30pm North/1116 Pat Stephenson

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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0464
Course Title: Teaching Skills: E
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

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You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

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