Are we testing students accurately? How multiple-choice exam questions increase the gender gap in test scores
Melbourne Institute Research Insight No. 05/21
Date: May 2021
Standardised exams, often used to test students and screen job candidates, regularly include multiple-choice questions. But, do multiple choice tests lead to an unfair comparison between students? This Research Insight suggests men have an advantage in multiple-choice questions compared to other formats of assessments.