Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing assessment questions in the L&T specialization:
- Use the objectives in your lesson or course as a starting point. This will help you write questions that test whether the student achieved the learning goals you intended.
- Avoid creating assessments that depend on other assessments. Questions can be displayed in a random order in your output. Therefore, writing a question that builds on a previous question is not practical.
- Just as the order of questions can be randomized, so can the order of the answer choices. Therefore, it’s best to use a multi-select interaction type rather than a single-select with an “all of the above” answer choice, for example. If the order of your answer choices is important, see if that question might work best as a sequencing interaction type.
- When choosing an interaction type to frame your question, think about what you want students to prove they know. True/false or single-select interactions typically work best for testing their knowledge of facts, while matching or sequencing interactions may work better for testing their understanding of more complex concepts.