Challenge to Creating Quiz Questions
I have instructed and performed the Rapid Strep Test for many years. However, this is the first time I have been tasked with creating a lesson plan with follow-up quiz questions. The Rapid Strep Test is a fixed skill with the process established by the manufacturer. Additionally, the Rapid Strep Test requires memory and manual dexterity rather than an in-depth understanding of the scientific principles supporting the testing process. Therefore, I felt I should design questions that focused on the how-to rather than the why. I avoided negative options as those require reverse thinking rather than knowledge (DiSantis, Ayoob, & Williams, 2015). I also made certain that each question had a single answer that was clearly correct so as to avoid ambiguity in the selection (Focuszone Media, Inc, 2019). Finally, I made certain to keep all of the multiple-choice answers similar lengths to avoid distinguishing one from another (Focuszone Media, Inc, 2019).