Toolbox Examination

Constructing questions

When you decided to use a written test as examination you now have to think about the construction of your test. Will your test consist of Multiple Choice questions, essay questions, or both? How many questions do you need?

Here you will find more information about the construction phase of your test.

essay questions
  • Preparing effective essay questions: 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.
  • Essay questions - Hope you can write: What you want to know is how well the test taker can organize information and express his or her ideas in writing. This booklet gives you  more insight in how to formulate your essay questions.  
multiple choice questions