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COMPLETION

TYPE

or
SHORT
ANSWER TEST

Objectives:
At the end of the lesson, the students should be
able to:
a. distinguish the two ways of constructing
completion type or short answer type of test orally;
b. recognize all the types of completion test;
c. familiarize at least 90% of the guidelines in
constructing completion type or short answer test;
d. differentiate the advantages and disadvantages
of a completion or short answer test accurately; and
e. identify faults or loopholes in defective
completion test items accurately.

COMPLETION TYPE
or
SHORT ANSWER TEST

is
also
called
Supply
or
Constructed
Response Test.

There are two ways of constructing


completion type or short answer type of
test:Question
Question
form Completion
or Complete
the
Form
Form
statement
form.
1. Which supply type 1. Supply type item
item
is
used
to
Example:
measure the ability to
organize and integrate
material?

used to measure the


ability to organize and
integrate material is
called _______.

Question Form
2.
What
are
the
incorrect options in a
multiple-choice
item
called?
3. What do you call a
polygon that has five
sides?
4. What is the most
complex level in the
Blooms taxonomy of
cognitive domain?

Completion Form
2. The incorrect options
in
a
multiple-choice
test items are called
_______.
3. A polygon with five
sides is called ________.
4. The most complex
level in the Blooms
taxonomy of cognitive
domain is called _______.

5. The test item that


5. Which test item
measures the greatest
measures the greatest
variety
of
learning
variety
of
learning
outcomes
is
called
outcomes?

Types
Tests

of

Completion

Identification
Example:
It refers to the process of
summing up results of tests,
giving them some meaning
based on value judgments.
____________

ENUMERATION
Example:
List down the three branches
of Philippine government.
1. ___________________
2. ___________________
3. ___________________

FILLING THE BLANKS


Example:

Bayang Magiliw
Perlas ng __________.
Alab ng puso
Sa __________ moy buhay.
Duyan ka ng __________
Sa manlulupig
Di ka __________.

GUIDELINES IN CONSTRUCTING
COMPLETION TYPE OR SHORT
ANSWER TEST:
1. Avoid indefinite statements.
2. Avoid over mutilated statements.
3. Omit keywords and phrases, rather
than trivial details .

4. Avoid lifting statements directly


from the text.
5. Whenever the indefinite article
is
required before a blank,
write it in the form a (n).
6. Make the blanks be in uniform
length.
7. Avoid grammatical clues to the
correct answer.

8.Try to choose statements in which


there is only one correct response
for the blanks.
9.The required response should be a
single word or a brief phrase.
10. Arrange the test so that the
answers are in a column at the right
of the sentences.

11. Avoid
unordered
series
within an item.
12. Prepare a scoring key that
contains
all
acceptable
answers.
13. Allow one point for each
correctly filled blank.

ADVANTAGES OF A
COMPLETION OR SHORT
ANSWER TEST
1. It covers a broad range of topic in
a short span of time.
2.It is easier to prepare and less time
consuming compared to a multiplechoice and matching type of test.

3. It can assess effectively the lower

level of Blooms Taxonomy. It can


assesses recall of information, rather
than recognition.
4. It reduces the possibility of guessing
the correct answer because it
requires recall compared to true or
false and multiple- choice items.
5. It covers greater amount of content
than the matching type test.

DISADVANTAGES OF A
COMPLETION OR SHORT
ANSWER TEST
1.
It is only appropriate for
questions that can be answered
with short responses.

2. There is a difficulty in scoring when


the questions are not prepared
properly and clearly. The question
should
be clearly stated so that the
answer of the student is clear.
3. It can assess only knowledge,
comprehension and application in
Blooms taxonomy of cognitive domain.

4. It is not adaptable in measuring


complex learning outcomes.
5.Scoring is tedious and time
consuming.

IDENTIFYING FAULTS/LOOPHOLES IN
DEFECTIVE COMPLETION TEST
ITEMS
Avoid using more than one blank per item.
1. The evolutionary theory of __________ is
based on the principle of __________.
The evolutionary theory of Darwin is
based on
the principle of __________.
Revised:

Avoid indefinite statements.


2. Columbus discovered America in
________.
Columbus discovered
America in
the year ______.
Revised:

The same case with item number two.


Be specific by adding name of the to
the original item to avoid multiple
defensible answers in completion items.

The capital of Mexico is __________.


Revised: The name of the capital city of
Mexico is __________.
3.

Avoid using too many blanks


which prevent the item from
taking on any single theme.
4. __________ blanks cause much
frustration in both __________ and
__________.
Revised: Too many blanks cause much
frustration in both test scorers and _
________.

Avoid using too many blanks which


prevent the item from taking on
any single theme.
5. __________ was the first American
to __________.
Revised: The first American to walk on
the
moon was __________.

ACTIVITY:
Instruction: In this activity you are going
to
identify whether the following
completion test items are GOOD or
POORLY constructed. If it is good, state
your reason and the specific guideline
you think the item
follows, and if
otherwise, revise the item and be sure
to also state the specific guideline you
used to correct the item.

1. The authors of the first performance


test
of intelligence were _____________.
( POOR )
2. Jose Rizal was born on__________.
(GOOD)
3. The name of the largest city in Puerto
Rico is _______.
(GOOD)

References:
Gabuyo, Y. A. (2012). Assessment of Learning 1.
Manila, Philippines: Rex Book Store.
Kubiszyn, T., & Borich, G. (2000). Educational
Testing and Measurement: Classroom Application
and Practice. New York, USA: John Wiley Sons, Inc.
Navarro, R. L., & Santos, R. G. (2012). Assessment
of Learning Outcomes (Assessment 1). Quezon
City, Philippines: Lorimar Publishing Inc.
Oriondo, L. L., & Dallo-Antonio, E. M. (1984).
Evaluating
Educational
Outcomes
Tests,
Measurement and Evaluation. Manila, Philippines.

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Prepared By:
Aiana Joy L. Felisilda
IV- BSEDE