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Title: Question types in english language diagnostic testing
Authors: Wood, Mary McGee
Morley, John
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Loughborough University
Citation: WOOD, M. and MORLEY, J., 2008. Question types in english language diagnostic testing. IN: Khandia, F. (ed.). 12th CAA International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference : Proceedings of the Conference on 8th and 9th July 2008 at Loughborough University. Loughborough : Loughborough University, pp. 387-398
Abstract: English language proficiency testing, like large-scale testing in many other domains, often uses multiple-choice questions, to exploit the efficiency of automatic marking. An experiment supplementing established mcq tests with very short free-text answer questions in English diagnostic testing has shown that the latter are better discriminators at the lower end of student ability. Although not economic with paper-based marking on a large scale, the Assess By Computer e-assessment software offers marking options for such answers which make constructed-answer tests a realistic option.
Description: This is a conference paper
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5560
ISBN: 0953957276
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