TITLE

Accommodations for Multiple Choice Tests

AUTHOR(S)
Trammell, Jack
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Postsecondary Education & Disability;Fall2011, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p251
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Students with learning or learning-related disabilities frequently struggle with multiple choice assessments due to difficulty discriminating between items, filtering out distracters, and framing a mental best answer. This Practice Brief suggests accommodations and strategies that disability service providers can utilize in conjunction with faculty to help students with disabilities and postsecondary instructors achieve more valid measures of student learning when using multiple choice exams.
ACCESSION #
78175889

 

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