12 Guidelines for Writing Awesome Tests

Testing the comprehension and retention of the knowledge imparted in a course is an inseparable part of the learning process. Managers and department heads often pay much closer attention to the tests’ results than to the course material itself - for a number of reasons. However, while the importance of testing is well understood, the way test questions are formulated and the methodologies used to compile them into actual tests are often overlooked.

With this article I would like to begin a series of posts dedicated to the topic of creation of tests, as well as the correct formulation of questions and answers to them. I aim to help you learn to create balanced tests full of well-constructed questions, as well as understand what type of question is best used in a particular situation.

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