A15 (3): Using single best answers as a method of assessment: are they effective?
Dr Sarju Patel
Dr Jessica Randall
Dr Jeff Allen
- To recognise the strengths and weaknesses of using single best answers for knowledge assessment.
- To describe the components that constitute a good single best answer in order to accurately assess knowledge.
- To identify inadequately written single best answer questions.
Single best answers (SBAs) are a widely used assessment format. When well-designed, SBAs are a time-efficient, non-discriminatory, valid and reliable tool for assessment. This session will discuss good SBA writing practice as this heavily influences their psychometric properties, and hence utility for research and educational purposes.
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Assessment of learning
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