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Table 1 Scoring rubric for the creation of a 5 items multiple-choice questions test (MCQT)

From: Gamification and active learning in higher education: is it possible to match digital society, academia and students' interests?

  SUPERB
(100 POINTS)
REMARKABLE
(80 POINTS)
SUFFICIENT
(60 POINTS)
NOT ENOUGH
(0 POINTS)
Technical adequacy
30%
All items in the MCQt contain "productive" and not simply "reproductive" questions:
The asked question requires a process of reflection and deduction on the part of the reader before being answered
The questions and answers do not conform to the mere literality of class notes
Justification of the correct answer requires employing several cause-effect relationships in a chained fashion
30 points
4 of the items in the MCQt contain "productive" and not simply "reproductive" questions:
The asked question requires a process of reflection and deduction on the part of the reader before being answered
The questions and answers do not conform to the mere literality of class notes
Justification of the correct answer requires employing several cause-effect relationships in a chained fashion
24 points
Between 2 and 3 of the items in the MCQt contain "productive" and not simply "reproductive" questions:
The asked question requires a process of reflection and deduction on the part of the reader before being answered
The questions and answers do not conform to the mere literality of class notes
Justification of the correct answer requires employing several cause-effect relationships in a chained fashion
18 points
Less than 2 of the items in the MCQt contain "productive" and not simply "reproductive" questions:
The asked question requires a process of reflection and deduction on the part of the reader before being answered
The questions and answers do not conform to the mere literality of class notes
Justification of the correct answer requires employing several cause-effect relationships in a chained fashion
0 points
Accuracy
20%
All items in the MCQt are characterized by:
Include all the relevant information for the resolution of the question, but without resulting in an excessively extensive formulation that makes it difficult to understand
Avoid answers such as "all of the above" or "none of the above"
Avoid answers with words of ambiguous meaning such as "normally", "typically", "may be", etc. or very specific determinants such as "always", "never", "all", "none", etc
20 points
4 of the items in the MCQt are characterized by:
Include all the relevant information for the resolution of the question, but without resulting in an excessively extensive formulation that makes it difficult to understand
Avoid answers such as "all of the above" or "none of the above"
Avoid answers with words of ambiguous meaning such as "normally", "typically", "may be", etc. or very specific determinants such as "always", "never", "all", "none", etc
16 points
Between 2 and 3 of the items in the MCQt are characterized by:
Include all the relevant information for the resolution of the question, but without resulting in an excessively extensive formulation that makes it difficult to understand
Avoid answers such as "all of the above" or "none of the above"
Avoid answers with words of ambiguous meaning such as "normally", "typically", "may be", etc. or very specific determinants such as "always", "never", "all", "none", etc
12 points
Less than 2 of the items in the MCQt are characterized by:
Include all the relevant information for the resolution of the question, but without resulting in an excessively extensive formulation that makes it difficult to understand
Avoid answers such as "all of the above" or "none of the above"
Avoid answers with words of ambiguous meaning such as "normally", "typically", "may be", etc. or very specific determinants such as "always", "never", "all", "none", etc
0 points
Structure
15%
All items in the MCQt are characterized by:
Include four answers, of which one and only one is correct
Sort the answers in a logical sequence
Identify the correct answer and provide an explanation to justify its choice
15 points
4 of the items in the MCQt are characterized by:
Include four answers, of which one and only one is correct
Sort the answers in a logical sequence
Identify the correct answer and provide an explanation to justify its choice
12 points
Between 2 and 3 of the items in the MCQt are characterized by:
Include four answers, of which one and only one is correct
Sort the answers in a logical sequence
Identify the correct answer and provide an explanation to justify its choice
9 points
Less than 2 of the items in the MCQt are characterized by:
Include four answers, of which one and only one is correct
Sort the answers in a logical sequence
Identify the correct answer and provide an explanation to justify its choice
0 points
Plausibility
20%
All items in the MCQt avoid the use of:
Absurd answers
Answers that are very similar to each other, that overlap or that are not mutually exclusive
Responses of unequal length and/or degree of detail
20 points
4 of the items in the MCQt avoid the use of:
Absurd answers
Answers that are very similar to each other, that overlap or that are not mutually exclusive
Responses of unequal length and/or degree of detail
16 points
Between 2 and 3 of the items in the MCQt avoid the use of:
Absurd answers
Answers that are very similar to each other, that overlap or that are not mutually exclusive
Responses of unequal length and/or degree of detail
12 points
Less than 2 of the items in the MCQt avoid the use of:
Absurd answers
Answers that are very similar to each other, that overlap or that are not mutually exclusive
Responses of unequal length and/or degree of detail
0 points
Linguistic proofreading
15%
All items in the MCQt are characterized by:
The absence of spelling errors, punctuation and/or syntactic and/or grammatical structure
Maintain the grammatical concordance between the question and the different answers formulated
Use an adequate vocabulary, not colloquial and adjusted to the technical terminology of the subject
15 points
4 of the items in the MCQt are characterized by:
The absence of spelling errors, punctuation and/or syntactic and/or grammatical structure
Maintain the grammatical concordance between the question and the different answers formulated
Use an adequate vocabulary, not colloquial and adjusted to the technical terminology of the subject
12 points
Between 2 and 3 of the items in the questionnaire are characterized by:
The absence of spelling errors, punctuation and/or syntactic and/or grammatical structure
Maintain the grammatical concordance between the question and the different answers formulated
Use an adequate vocabulary, not colloquial and adjusted to the technical terminology of the subject
9 points
Less than 2 of the items in the questionnaire are characterized by:
The absence of spelling errors, punctuation and/or syntactic and/or grammatical structure
Maintain the grammatical concordance between the question and the different answers formulated
Use an adequate vocabulary, not colloquial and adjusted to the technical terminology of the subject
0 points