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How NOT to design assessment

Posted on: March 5, 2018

One basic assessment design principle is: Do not provide answers in your question.

If you provide answers, it is your fault. If learners take advantage of this, you cannot penalise them (see example above).

Instead of telling the student to see you, you should see yourself, i.e., reflect on the error of your ways and sign up for professional development on Assessment 101.

The tweet below is wrong.

The girl in the image is not five metres tall. She is taller than that.

Including a human figure is a physics problem does not make it friendlier. Claiming that she is a giant does not make it authentic.

Apparently, the diagram was from a textbook. This means that more than one person was involved in designing, editing, and approving the question. All of them have provided a free lesson on how not to design assessment questions.

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