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Multiple-Choice Questions: Do Yours Make the Cut? A Hands-On Workshop

May 10, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

The Center for Innovative Pharmacy Education and Research (CIPhER) and the Office of Curricular Innovation cordially invite you to attend a hands-on workshop specifically designed for test item authors.  The workshop will include a presentation on how to write quality multiple-choice questions (MCQs) that assess higher order thinking (e.g., application of data, interpretation of data, decision-making).  For a test item to generate a valid score it must test content that is considered to be important AND be free from technical flaws.  Session participants will take a closer look at the proper structure of MCQs, learn how to recognize the potential flaws that disrupt the overall effectiveness of items, and will apply that knowledge in a hands-on session aimed at writing and optimizing MCQs using items from our current curriculum.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Tuesday, May 7, at 5 p.m.


To Register Click Here


The University Of North Carolina Eshelman School Of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE program 0046-9999-19-168-L04-P/T provides 4.25 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. To receive CE credit, participants must complete the CE attendance form and the online evaluation of the program (included in LECE which will open after the workshop). Statements of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor in approximately 2 to 3 weeks. **No partial credit will be available**


Mari-Wells Hedgpeth, MEd

Co-Director, Office of Assessment, Evaluation & Research

NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Mari-Wells Hedgpeth offers seventeen years of educational experience with twelve years of experience in higher education assessment.  Her work has focused on assessment design, item development, and web-based test administration within the field of medical and veterinary education.  She has assisted with implementation of new delivery systems, project management, item banking, and assessment policy.  Mari-Wells also offers expertise in developing quality items and item reviews.  Her research interests include item quality as well validity and reliability.


Mari-Wells Hedgpeth holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor’s degree in French literature (major) and cultural anthropology (minor) from Sweet Briar College in Virginia.



Event FAQ

  • Lunch will be provided at 1:00 PM in Beard 214A/B (in Chapel Hill) and Karpen 103 (in Asheville). When you register via Learning Express CE, please indicate if you will be joining us for lunch and if you have any dietary restrictions.
  • Parking passes are available only for guests and visitors employed at locations outside of the UNC campus. Please bring your parking deck ticket to the event to receive a pass.


May 10, 2019
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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