CANN, A.J., 2004. Extended Matching Sets Questions for Numeracy Assessments. IN: Proceedings of the 8th CAA Conference, Loughborough: Loughborough University
Extended matching sets questions (EMSQs) are a form of multiple choice question (MCQ) consisting of a stem (the question or scenario) followed by an extended number of possible answers (Wilson & Case, 1993). An EMSQ is defined here as a question with ten or more alternative answers. EMSQs have been most frequently applied to medical education (Case and Swanson, 1994; Alcolado and Mir, 2002), but can also play a valuable role in assessment of numeracy.