Creating Tests

"How to Write Better Tests: A Handbook for Improving Test Construction Skills"

This resource is by Lucy C. Jacobs, Ph.D., on the IU Bloomington Evaluation and Testing Services Web site.

"Constructing Written Test Questions for the Basic and Clinical Sciences"

This National Board of Medical Examiners resource contains principles key to creating quality test items. Although examples are primarily from the fields of science and medicine, its principles can be applied to other disciplines to guide sound test item construction for objective tests. The length of the document is due to the large number of examples, included both with its explanations and in an Appendix.