Pair Match analysis tutorial

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

Beginners’ guide to Cloze questions

Cloze or ‘gap fill’ questions are staple of language teaching, but they have many uses. For example:

  • Vocabulary, especially in MFL
  • Word suffix/prefix, e.g. in grammar or for chemical terms
  • Numerical input
  • Knowledge where correct spelling will be rewarded in an exam
  • Where guessing would be too easy in a multiple choice question

Yacapaca’s implementation of Cloze is especially Continue reading

Beginners’ guide to multiple-choice questions

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