After my first multiple-choice test disaster, a colleague helped me with pointers like these. He also told me something else that has stuck with me. Think of a test question as a window that you look through to see what the student knows and understands. If the window is dirty, streaked, cracked, or broken, that makes it harder to see if the student has learned what you wanted him to learn. Good test questions are clean windows. They don’t obscure the view of what the students does and doesn’t know. ~ Maryellen Weimer