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Presentation Skills: Oral Questioning
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Writing Cognitive Tests
Writing Performance Tests
Analyzing Tests

Presentation Skills: Oral Questioning

Pivotal Questioning: asking a question that will lead the students to the next topic you wish to discuss... make it "their" idea

Test Item Analysis
Steps: take the top 25% and the bottom 25%, based on score (Example, 24 tests, take the highest 6 and the lowest 6)
Fill in a form similar to below.

Question number Upper 25% Lower 25% Item description
Number correct Number Wrong No Answer Number correct Number Wrong No Answer
1 6 0 0 6 0 0 Easy
2 5 1 0 2 4 0 Discriminating
3 1 5 0 4 1 1 Reversal, needs revision
4 4 1 1 0 6 0 Difficult

#1 Easy because everyone, even the worst performers, got it. Put these at the beginning, don't have too many, or revise
#2 Discriminating, good students got it and poor students did not... it lets you know who needs work where
#3 Even goods students blew this one, needs to be revised. I personally throw out questions that a vast majority miss and rewrite, and make sure my teaching material for that question was up to snuff
#4 Difficult. You need some of these, not too many... put them at the end.

Desire2Learn Aspects
Question Analysis (Use model above)