Constructive Response Vs. Multiple-Choice Tests In Math: American Experience And Discussion (Review)

Nina V. Stankous


This study investigates and compares multiple-choice and constructive-response test formats for assessments in mathematics. This topic has been researched and debated for many years by students, educators, and politicians. Even between students there is a wide range of disagreement between which test format is preferred. Prior research has revealed both benefits and disadvantages for both formats. The study found that although multiple-choice tests are often used to measure student and teacher performance in math education, constructive-response test formats better represent student learning. Some factors that will be discussed are the “guessing” problem, partial credit, grading efficiency, and the ability to cover topics.

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European Scientific Journal (ESJ)


ISSN: 1857-7881 (Print)
ISSN: 1857-7431 (Online)



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