Have you ever read or heard of the matching-matrix question? It is a question type used in test and exam preparation to test candidates’ knowledge and skills. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the matching-matrix question, what it is, how to use it and its advantages and disadvantages.
A matching-matrix question is a question that requires candidates to make multiple choices and match them with the correct answers in a matrix. It is a challenging question that forces the candidate to apply knowledge at a deeper level.
Unlike a traditional matching question, where the answers are in a list, in a matching-matrix question candidates must find the right combination of the correct answer and the correct choice on their own. This question can be used to test different types of knowledge and skills, such as applying concepts, recognizing patterns and making analyses.
Below is an example of a matching-matrix question:
Which country belongs to which capital city?
In this example, candidates must match the countries with the correct capital cities. For example, France match with Paris. For each correct match, the candidate gets one point.
A matching-matrix question has several advantages over other question types:
In addition to advantages, there are also disadvantages to using a matching-matrix question:
Setting up a good matching-matrix question requires some planning and preparation. Below are some tips to help you prepare this type of question:
The matching-matrix question is a challenging and efficient way to test candidates’ knowledge and skills. It is important to know what you want to test and what choices and answers to use when creating the question. Along with the advantages, there are also disadvantages, such as limited applicability and the possibility of guessing. If you keep these disadvantages in mind and follow the tips when creating the question, you can create an effective and valid matching-matrix question for your digital test! Need help with this? Optimum Assessment is your partner in digital assessment. Meet our support services.
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