CLGS – Continuous Improvement & Fixing Failures Quiz

You are continuing to learn how to think like an Examiner!  The following are the rules which  Examiners to develop questions for the exams.  You will be given a ‘Statement of Truth” and asked to develop a question from that content.  There are specific rules to follow but by understanding how examiners think, it will give you better insight into how to take the exam. Develop multiple choice questions consisting of 4 possible answers.  The questions shall consist of:
  • A question, based on a specific, approved and documented source statement
  • A correct answer and three distractors; ideally:
  • A technically plausible distractor that is incorrect in only one concept or technical aspect,
  • A technically plausible distractor that is incorrect in more than one concept or technical aspect,
  • A technically implausible distractor
  • When developing a question, it may help to imagine that you are taking the exam and having to answer the question. Ask yourself, “Is there any possibility of two or more of these answers being correct?”  In writing exam questions:
  • Do NOT use “all of the above”, “none of the above” or i.e. “only X and Y are correct”
  • Do NOT use words or phrases that are confusing or ambiguous
  • Do NOT use deceptive or tricky wording
  • Do NOT use humor
  • Avoid questions and answers that leave room for argument
  • Use answer choices of equal length as possible (i.e. correct answer not the longest. Combination two short and two long if needed.)
  • Ensure differences between options are distinct (not too subtle, not tricky)
  • Always be mindful of the certification category and intended level of difficulty/skill. Consider the candidate’s grammatical and technical skill requirement for the exam in question may be lower than that which you possess
  • Ensure the resulting question does not diverge from the knowledge contained in the source statement and still pertains to the same area to which the statement belongs
  • Use simple and clear English
  • Use simple sentence structure and precise, professional wording
  • Do not use regionalisms (i.e. Americanisms)
  • Use straightforward concepts
  • Values and units of measure shall be shown as Metric, with Imperial and/or Standard International Units (SI Units), between in parenthesis, immediately following.  Note: SI Units are published by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures

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