“Locate X in this image” is conceptually straightforward, and Locate questions are not especially subtle. Obvious uses are maps and diagrams. You can also do clever things by turning Continue reading
I threw this question into the 2014 Christmas quiz with no real expectation that anyone would get it. The (possibility of a) Technological Singularity is something every kid needs to grow up being aware of, so this was my contribution to building awareness.
But look! 40% got it! That is double the guess rate, so we can conclude that one student in 5 actually knew the answer.
Or can we? Continue reading
This morning we updated Question Creatr for cloze (gap-fill) questions.
In addition to a general tidy-up, you will find the required response is now restricted to 10 characters. That may sound a little mean, but Continue reading
Pair match questions can be used to test for understanding of sequence and relationship in quite subtle ways, but they serve you poorly if you do not know how to analyse the results.
Below is an analysis of a pair match (AKA Drag and Drop) question from the Computing Baseline (High level). This is the author’s view, using data from about 1,500 responses. The teacher’s view shows only the data from Continue reading