In defense of multiple-choice

The value of multiple-choice in education has been a topic of debate since its invention in the beginning of the 20th century, Edudemic reports. Initially, the US army constructed this type of assessment as a means for determining intelligence for recruitment (Ramirez, 2013). Provided this social validity, the test quickly spread to education and industry sectors, such as the SAT (Ramirez, 2013).  At this time, education mocked the industrial “factory model”, based on standardization and strict learning schedules. In recent years, however, there has been a shift in the education model, contingent upon active and personal participation in our globalized society…

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