How to Write Better Test Questions

Get the latest tips on writing better test questions with examples

Effective test questions provide instructors with a fair and accurate understanding of where students excel and where bottlenecks are. Equally important, good test questions give students more opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge.

But there are many nuances to writing effective test questions because seemingly small aspects can be the difference between a fair and equitable testing experience or one that’s frustrating and inaccurate.

Learn best practices for writing better test questions including:

  • Multiple - Choice
  • True or False
  • Fill in the Blank
  • Written
  • Matching
  • Authentic Assessments
  • Rank-and-Order