There are many question types to choose from in (digital) assessment. Option list questions are one example. How do option list questions differ from other question types? And what are possible applications and examples?
A option list question is a closed question type that requires the candidate to choose from predetermined answer options. The uniqueness of option list questions is that they can be included in a text excerpt. Here, the candidate must choose the correct answers from various pull-down menus. This is an excellent way to evaluate candidate knowledge. A good example that can be measured excellently via a option list question is English language skills, as you can easily place different interrelated sentence structures after each other example and score distribution of a option list question
An example of a option list question is shown below:
Option list question
Optimum Assessment is your partner in digital assessment. It has an office in [Option List 1] and has a testing platform called [Option List 2]. This platform consists of [Option List 3] modules.
Answer options here may include:
Option List 1:
Option list 2:
Option list 3:
– Quick assessment: Answers to option list questions are fixed in advance. Digital testing software allows you to assess these results quickly and fully automatically.
A option list question also has its disadvantages for the testing organization. We name a few here:
You can keep some guidelines in mind when drafting option list questions.
The option list question offers a strong additional option to measure candidates’ knowledge. The uniqueness of this question type is that you include it in an (existing) text fragment. This can provide unique added value when providing insight into specific types of knowledge. However, other question types are also suitable for this purpose in many cases, so make the right choice. Still, have questions? Our technical test consultants will be happy to help you find the best possible assessment experience. Feel free to contact us.
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