TITLE

Evaluación y validación de pruebas parciales de opción múltiple de un curso universitario de primer aoñ

AUTHOR(S)
Arocena, Rafael; Gascue, Cecilia; Leymonié, Julia
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Revista Electrónica de Enseñanza de las Ciencias;2010, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p737
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
To evaluate the multiple choice tests (2003-2005) of an Introduction to Biology course at the University of the Republic (Uruguay) we proceeded to analyse 1) the test results statistically, 2) the formulation of the answer options by means of expert judgement, 3) quantitative classic validity indices and 4) correlations between previous results. Expert judgement included adequacy of formulation, presence in a textbook, and fidelity to the program. Quantitative analysis included the indices of difficulty and discrimination, the coefficient of discrimination and a new index of "relative discrimination". The results of midterm tests and the "adequate formulation" diminished from first to second midterm test of each course, although less in 2005 due to the reflection that this kind of study produces in the faculty. The classic indices also improved in 2005, but they were never correlated to the formulation indices, nor were the latter correlated to the test results. This lack of influence of the formulation on the results could indicate that their poor formulation did not always impede the students' understanding of the question.
ACCESSION #
54576471

 

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