Test wiseness is “the ability to respond advantageously to multiple-choice items containing extraneous clues”.
This can be an effective test skill, particularly responding to badly-written test items. And this can be taught as test preparation Conversely, test item writing should aim to be resistant to test wiseness strategies.
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- Evans 2015 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00220973.1984.11011883
- Why Teach Test Wiseness? Irving P. McPhail Journal of Reading Vol. 25, No. 1 (Oct., 1981), pp. 32-38 (7 pages) Published By: International Literacy Association https://www.jstor.org/stable/40030492