Writing Assessments

Assessment writing can be a very difficult thing. Many times we have certain expectations and presumptions about our assessments. Moreover, there seems to be a multitude of ways to create and administer an assessment. This guide is aimed to help unpack some of the pedagogical practices that revolve around two of the main question types found on the most common assessment – tests and examinations. This guide will aim to discuss why and how we should use multiple choice and essay-type questions on our midterms and examinations to better capture student understand.

Sections of the guide include:

  1. Strategies and Tips Regarding Writing Multiple Choice Questions
  2. Strategies and Tips Regarding Essay Questions on an Examination
  3. Final Thoughts
  4. Additional Resources
  5. References