True–False Items

True–false (TF) tests are tests of multiple statements with each judged to be true or false. One statement in a TF test is called a TF item. Items may be administered separately or in sets with a common stem. If they are presented in sets of, for example, four or five, they are often named multiple true/false or multiple-choice (MC) tests because MCs have to be made while any number of items may be correct. However, commonly, the expression MC is used for items with one statement and multiple alternative answers, of which only one is correct.

Concerning multiple true–false items, another distinction can be made between loosely linked and strongly linked sets. In a loosely linked set, items are grouped together more for administrative than ...

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