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Item writing

This session will provide an introduction some of the principles of writing exam questions.

Getting the exam questions right is important in order to ensure that a test measures the intended knowledge, understanding and skills and is of appropriate difficulty for the candidates to be measured. This session will provide an introduction to some of the principles of item writing. Topics covered will include ensuring content and skill coverage, features affecting question difficulty and fairness, and the process involved when a student answers a question.


Dr Victoria Crisp | talks
Ms Nicky Rushton | talks


Date and Time:

5 August 2010 at 10:30 am


2 hours



Cambridge Assessment - 1 Hills Road
1 Hills Road

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Organised by:

Cambridge Assessment Network
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Free to University of Cambridge staff and students, £30 for all other participants

Available from:

Cambridge Assessment Network, 01223 553846, thenetwork@cambridgeassessment.org.uk.

Additional Information:

To book a place please contact the Network Team on 01223 553846 or thenetwork@cambridgeassessment.org.uk.

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