define each of the assessment types you’ve mentioned:
- Single Choice (4 options; A, B, C, and D): This type of assessment presents a question or statement followed by four answer choices. The test-taker must choose the single correct answer from these four options (A, B, C, or D).
- Multiple Choice (4 options; A, B, C, and D): Similar to single choice questions, multiple choice questions offer a question or statement and multiple answer choices. However, in this case, there can be more than one correct answer. Test-takers must choose all the correct answers from the options provided.
- “Free” Choice: Free choice questions allow test-takers to provide an open-ended response. These questions typically require a longer, written answer where the test-taker can express their understanding, opinion, or knowledge without being limited to predefined options.
- “Sorting” Choice: Sorting choice questions involve categorization. Test-takers are provided with a list of items or concepts and are asked to categorize or organize them into specific groups or categories. This type of question assesses the ability to recognize relationships and associations.
- “Matrix Sorting” Choice: Matrix sorting questions are an advanced version of sorting questions. In this case, test-takers are presented with a matrix or grid containing items along both the rows and columns. They need to match items from one category with items in another category based on the relationships provided.
- Fill in the Blank: Fill in the blank questions present a sentence, paragraph, or statement with one or more blank spaces. Test-takers are required to fill in these blanks with the appropriate words or phrases, demonstrating their knowledge of the subject matter.
Each of these assessment types serves a specific purpose in evaluating different cognitive skills and levels of understanding. Depending on the learning objectives and the nature of the subject matter, educators choose the most suitable assessment type to measure student knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, and other skills.