Short Answer Test

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These are fixed response assessments which test the student’s ability to recall information. These are best used for numerical response and fill in the blank questions. 


For tips on development check out the Instructional Assessment Resources (University of Texas) website.


  • Minimises guess work (compared to MCQs), faster to complete by student and thus allows more content area to be tested. 


  • Difficult to write unambiguous questions/statements, spelling errors can cause issues with automated marking systems.


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