Constructing and grading essay tests

Some Guidelines for Constructing Essay Tests

Preparing effective essay questions - A Self-directed Workbook for Educators
By Christian M. Reiner, Timothy W. Bothell, Richard R. Sudweeks, Bud Wood (2002, New Forums Press)
This workbook was developed to provide training and practice in discerning the often difficult to see characteristics of effective essay questions and to support educators in the development and use of essay questions.

Developing Essay Items – Faculty resources quick tips
Park University
Useful, comprehensive information about: advantages and disadvantages of essay tests, tips for writing essay items, ideas to enhance the effectiveness of essay Items, essay tasks that promote demonstration of higher order learning o, bjectives ,guidelines for grading essay items and more.
With links to other resources:
Writing Test Questions; True/False; Multiple Choice; Matching; Short Answer; Creative Alternatives; Authentic Assessment; Portfolios

Essay Items. Hope You Can Write.
A part of Tests & Measurement for People Who Hate Tests & Measurement . Written with humour, but providing a lot of insight.

EDCI 4124 Assessment
Guidelines, do’s & Don’t’s for short answer and esay testing.

Writing and Grading Essay Questions
UNC Center for faculty Excellence, march 2012
Short article with checklist for writing and grading essay questions.

Constructing Essay Exams
Study Guides and Strategies
Short guidelines for constructing essay tests.