An argument against the use of multiple-choice exams

01/23/2013 | Edutopia.org

The use of multiple-choice tests disrupts the tone of learning, educator Terry Heick writes in this blog post. Presenting arguments against the testing, Heick writes that learning often is messy, while information -- especially today -- is ever-changing, which sharply contrasts with the neatness of multiple-choice exams. Heick also finds that multiple-choice exams further the illusion that there is only one right answer, when many times, the answer is not black and white.

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