The ACT: Biased, Inaccurate, and Misused | FairTest Aug 20, 2007Since multiple-choice items do not allow for shades of meaning they work against the most typical female thinking style. Biased language : Idiomatic terms such as "ball and chain" (to indicate a married partner) and "straight from the horse's mouth" may not be familiar to many test-takers, particularly those whose first language isn't English[PDF] Grades 2-5 32 multiple choice cards Here are 32 multiple choice task cards to help your students distinguish shades of meaning. Please keep in mind that shades of meaning is somewhat subjective. On most of the cards, all of the words will work to complete the sentence, however the student is asked to select the best word. Classroom Vocabulary Assessment for Content Areas In its extreme form, context-independent tests simply present a word as an isolated element. However, this dimension has more to do with the need to engage with context to derive a meaning than simply how the word is presented. In multiple-choice measures that are context-dependent, all choices represent a possible definition of the word.
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