Writing Valid Test Questions
This online teacher training course presents you with the guidelines and rules for writing valid test questions for the five most popular types of classroom tests: true-false, sentence-completion/short-answer, matching, multiple-choice, and essay. Other test-related topics will be addressed. Whether you have a college degree, are in the process of completing your degree, or you simply want to learn how to write valid and reliable test questions, this course provides you many valuable insights.

The teacher is the best person to select the subject content to test and determine the types of test questions to use in evaluating learning. The teacher knows what the students have studied in class and what needs to be tested. This is reason enough for teachers to know how to construct well-worded test questions in assessing student achievement. To do this, teachers must know the techniques and strategies for writing valid test questions.

The information and activities for this online course provide you an excellent opportunity to build your test-construction skills. Your professional classroom testing effectiveness will most certainly be improved.

Fifteen (15) contact hours will be awarded for completing this course.

Dr. Charles Walker About the Instructor:

Dr. Charles Walker is the Executive Director of the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools. He also serves as the President of Take Tenn Publications. For 22 years, Dr. Walker served as the editor of the Journal for Christian Educators. He has authored several staff development manuals, school improvement materials, and is the co-author of Study Right, a popular study skills curriculum written for Christian school students in grades 4-12. He has written numerous educational articles for national and state Christian association publications. A well-respected educator in the educational community, he currently serves as the chair of the Advisory Council for Non-Public Schools to the Tennessee State Commissioner of Education.

Dr. Walker began his professional career in 1963 as a junior high and senior high school science teacher. Afterwards, he served as a principal and superintendent at three Oklahoma public schools and then as the principal of Trinity Christian School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He assumed the position of Executive Director of Tennessee Association of Christian Schools in 1977. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Teaching degree from Southwestern State College in Weatherford, Oklahoma, and a Professional Certificate in Educational Administration from The University of Oklahoma. He received honorary doctorate degrees from Pensacola Christian College and Midwestern Baptist College.