Multi choice examinations

Senior Common Room - Law Building
Arts and Law, Research
Wednesday 7th November 2018 (13:00-14:00)
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  • BLS Research Seminar 
  • Linden Thomas and Adrian Hunt (Birmingham Law School)

Postgraduate students and academic staff are welcome to attend.

Multiple choice tests are an increasingly popular means of assessment across the School and one which is likely to grow in popularity given the proposed introduction of the Solicitors’ Qualifying Examination which will largely be assessed in that way. Adrian and Linden both use MCTs as one means of assessing large final year modules and learnt a great deal from running these for the first time in 2017-18.  As a result of this experience, they have been persuaded that multiple choice assessment can be a challenging and robust means of testing legal knowledge and higher level learning objectives such as analysis and application.  This seminar will focus on the challenges and opportunities posed by multiple choice as a means of assessment and will explore how to write challenging multiple choice questions for formative and summative assessments.