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Test wiseness

From Teflpedia

Test wiseness is “the ability to respond advantageously to multiple-choice items containing extraneous clues”.[1]

This can be an effective test skill, particularly responding to badly-written test items.[2] And this can be taught as test preparation[3] Conversely, test item writing should aim to be resistant to test wiseness strategies.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Evans 2015 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00220973.1984.11011883
  2. https://www.bethel.edu/undergrad/academics/support/study-skills/files/test-wiseness.pdf
  3. 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