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A Good Test vs a Bad Test, or How NOT to Make a Knowledge Assessment Test

It is difficult to make a good knowledge assessment test. I faced this problem back in 2003. We started a distance learning system (DLS) at Vinnytsia National Technical University and began to accumulate a database of tests for various courses. It is impossible to say that all of them were perfect. All teachers, including experienced ones, made mistakes that turned the tests ineffective.

Later, we created our learning platform – Collaborator. This is an LMS for business. And now, when it serves more than fifty companies in Ukraine, I again see similar errors in test questions.
It might seem that making a good test is impossible without solid methodological skills and pedagogical experience. But in fact, common sense, a little time and some simple tricks are enough to receive a good result. I’ll tell you about them.

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