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MOOC Item Lab

contact: Ben Domingue

What makes a good question?

An assessment is only as good as the questions it asks. The science of assessment is called psychometrics, and MOOCs are ideal environments for pursuing it. CAROL is working with Stanford GSE Assistant Professor Ben Domingue and GSE doctoral students to develop a laboratory and archive studying the quality and variety of instructional queries – what psychometricians call items. Using data describing multiple response attempts, content, elapsed time, and time of response for MOOC items, researchers can systematically assess what makes for good academic assessment.  Learn more