I spotted a conversation between Dave and Dafydd over on the SchoolHistory.co.uk forum, about question types in quizzes. These guys are two of Yacapaca’s most prolific authors, so if they don’t know, we have clearly not got the message across. So for reference, here’s the complete list. Bookmark it now for future reference!
The Yacapaca assessment question types
AKA “select your answer”. The original multiple choice question. Two to six options.
Two to six checkboxes, none, some or all of which need to Continue reading
To help you raise enthusiasm for Yacapaca in the school, we now have a fantastic set of posters to put up in the ICT Suite and the Staffroom.
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
Checkbox questions (aka “choose-n”) are our second most-popular question type. They are simple and versatile, and you can often replace a whole list of choose-1 questions with a simple choose-n. They also contain a few booby-traps for the Continue reading
These are the absolute basic basics of how a “choose-one” type multiple choice question works, for new authors. Here is a typical question:
The components are: the STEM (question); typically 4 OPTIONS (aka FOILS), comprising the KEY (the right answer) and 3 DISTRACTORS (the wrong answers).
The stem (question). Make sure you Continue reading