Using Multiple-Choice Quizzes to Assess Academic Progress and Enhance Student Success
AALS Section on Teaching Methods Newsletter, p. 14, December 2009
3 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2009 Last revised: 13 Dec 2012
Date Written: November 18, 2011
The Carnegie report, Educating Lawyers, emphasises the importance of feedback. Best Practices for Legal Education endorses multiple-choice testing as a highly reliable way to evaluate factual knowledge and problem-solving skills. This paper describes how frequent multiple-choice quizzes can help students and teachers alike assess progress and enhance success in the crucial first semester of law school.
Keywords: legal education, assessment, multiple-choice quizzes
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