Stochastic Simulation of Test Results with Guessing

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Multiple-choice exam? I will guess!


Multiple-choice questions are objective and can easily and quickly be scored. But an item is often scored as solved simply because the test taker is a lucky guesser.

This Demonstration shows the accumulated scores for some test takers.


Contributed by: Olexandr Eugene Prokopchenko (Ukraine) (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




[1] J. Anderson, "Multiple-Choice Questions Revisited," Med. Teach. 26(2), 2004 pp. 110–113.

[2] S. M. Case and D. B. Swanson, Constructing Written Test Questions for the Basic and Clinical Sciences, 3rd ed., Philadelphia, PA: National Board of Medical Examiners, 2002.

[3] R. M. Zurawski, "Making the Most of Exams: Procedures for Item Analysis," Natl. Teach. Learn. Forum, 7, 1998 pp. 1–4.

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