Date and time: Friday 27 August at 10 am in Carslaw 373 Abstract: In this presentation we will look at many of the recommendations in the literature (and Board of Studies’ guidelines) for writing multiple choice questions with an emphasis on those with a mathematics context. We will then spend some time looking at the measurement characteristics of multiple choice questions, and how they may inform question writing. If time permits, we will spend a few minutes on ’objective response items’ other than traditional multiple choice questions. About the speaker: Chris Thompson is Head of the Measurement Support Unit (formerly the Assessment Unit) at the Office of the NSW Board of Studies, and has been involved in the development of HSC examinations over many years. The Measurement Support Unit provides advice on assessment-related issues to the Board of Studies and its examination committees and marking operations.