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Best practices for crafting multiple choice questions

Why use multiple choice tests: Faculty use multiple choice questions for different reasons. Some have just a few multiple choice questions along slide short answer or essay questions, other may construct their entire assessment with multiple choice questions.  Multiple choice questions are a good way to quickly determining students basic understand of the class material. They also standardize grading and can be less
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A Quiz about the Syllabus?

Your beautiful syllabus spells out every detail, and you have gone over it in class. But still, here it comes, the endless litany of questions: "Prof, where is class meeting on Thursday?" "When's the midterm?," "Can I send you my homework by email?" "Do you give extra credit?" Your mailbox is overflowing, and you, well, you feel like pulling your hair out. Here is an idea your hairdresser will approve of: a mini-quiz
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