Using Tests (Part II). Dr Ayaz Afsar. Consider the form of the test.
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The test will need to address the intended and unintended clues and cues that might be provided in it, for example (Morris et al. 1987):
Some suggestions for constructing effective multiple choice test items:
(a) are graminivorous
(b) are cloven footed
(c) usually give birth to one or two calves at a time’
with ‘how many lambs are normally born to a sheep at one time?’)
To overcome these problems several points need to be addressed:
The construction and administration of tests is an essential part of the experimental model of research, where a pretest and a post-test have to be devised for the control and experimental groups.The pretest and post-test must adhere to several guidelines: