Algebra 2 testing

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  1. petelisa64

    petelisa64 New Member

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    I'm designing an Algebra 2 mid-term exam. Time given is 1 1/2 hours. Is 75 questions too many?
     
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  3. RadiantBerg

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    It depends on the questions really. Are they all multiple choice?Think about how many calculations they need to do, and how many are just recall. We give exams each quarter that last 1 hour. They are generally 30 multiple choice and 4 open-ended.

    My personal opinion would be to try for closer to 60 (if they are all MC) just to be safe, unless you have a lot of questions that don't really require calculations.
     
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    My county gives algebra 1 students a 100 question exam in 1 hour and 45 minutes. So I don't think 75 is too many
     
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    It all depends on the questions. I read somewhere that you give students 4x longer to take a test than it would take you to complete it. I've found this works pretty well for me.
     
  6. 2ndTimeAround

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    I do the same as Nichole. And I shoot for the test to take 66-75% of the allotted time to allow for slow test-takers extra time.
     

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