Theory Of Knowledge Essay Questions 2011
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Consequently, a larger number of objective items can be tested in the same amount of time, thus enabling the test to cover more content.
Both objective and essay test items are good devices for measuring student achievement. For example, learning objectives requiring the student to demonstrate or to show, may be better measured by performance test items, whereas objectives requiring the student to explain or to describe may be better measured by essay test items.
However, as seen in the previous quiz answers, there are particular measurement situations where one item type is more appropriate than the other. Paterson, "Do New and Old Type Examinations Measure Different Mental Functions? The matching of learning objective expectations with certain item types can help you select an appropriate kind of test item for your classroom exam as well as provide a higher degree of test validity (i.e., testing what is supposed to be tested).
I strongly recommend that, before you start writing your essay, you prepare an outline.
This will help you to clarify your ideas and keep you on track as you write.