Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

 

This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

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From:  Marjorie L. Dorimé-Williams, Director of Academic Assessment

Do you use multiple choice tests in your courses or for assessment? If so, how do they stack up in terms of effectiveness? Multiple choice tests are one form of assessment, but often they barely scrape the surface of students' understanding, only measuring memorization skills. If written effectively however, multiple-choice tests can successfully assess higher order thinking skills.

We invite members of the faculty and staff to attend a webinar on using multiple choice tests to assess different levels of learning. Participants will learn how to evaluate appropriate uses of multiple choice tests and determine when they are most effective. Participants also will be presented with the best guidelines for developing multiple choice items, as well as how to develop exams that evaluate learning beyond simply recalling facts.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 3:00-4:30pm  in 135 E. 22nd Street, Room 301.

RSVP to Marjorie Dorime-Williams at Marjorie.Dorime-Williams@baruch.cuny.edu.

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Marjorie L. Dorimé-Williams, PhD

Director of Academic Assessment

Office of the Provost

Baruch College, CUNY

One Bernard Baruch Way, New York, NY 10010

Office: 4-244 NVC

P: 646-660-6519

F: 646-660-6531

Marjorie.Dorime-Williams@baruch.cuny.edu