Many of my children with IEPs, as well as some prospective OT students who are taking the GREs, or even graduate school students, struggle with multiple choice tests. This is confusing to me as multiple choice tests are a GIFT – the answers are in front of you. I can do well on a multiple choice test when knowing almost NOTHING about the subject because it’s just problem-solving and strategy.
Hope these strategies help. It’s a lot of words, four pages, and I will try to go back and make it just short phrases, but for now, this is what you get. Suggestions welcome on other ways to help people approach tests!
HAVE CONFIDENCE! THE ANSWERS ARE IN FRONT OF YOU!
*I have no idea how to make this not just explode in front of you. I will try to figure it out soon so it’s a nice tidy PDF download and not crazy.
*As I mentioned at top – certain cases and situations, especially for children with difficulties, are exceptions to the rule – but overall, for typically developing children, it is not ideal. And I realize the article linked is not exactly a high-level evidence article, but I do see that more and more professionals are realizing the harm it is doing.
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