@article {MATHEDUC.05916289,
author = {Huntley, Belinda and Engelbrecht, Johann and Harding, Ansie},
title = {A model for measuring the quality of a mathematics question.},
year = {2010},
journal = {Far East Journal of Mathematical Education},
volume = {5},
number = {2},
issn = {0973-5631},
pages = {141-171},
publisher = {Pushpa Publishing House, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India},
abstract = {Summary: We develop a model, which we call the quality index (QI) model, for measuring how good a mathematics question is. Based on the literature on mathematics assessment, we develop a theoretical framework, using three measuring parameters: discrimination index, confidence index and expert expectation. The theoretical framework forms the foundation on which we form an opinion of the qualities and characteristics of a good mathematics question. The QI assigns a quantitative value to the quality of a question. We also give a visual representation of the nature of a question in terms of a radar chart using the mentioned criteria and illustrate the use of the QI model by applying the measure to question examples, given in each of two formats -- provided response questions (PRQs) and constructed response questions (CRQs). A greater knowledge of the quality of mathematics questions can assist mathematics educators and assessors to improve their assessment programmes and enhance student learning in mathematics.},
msc2010 = {D60xx (C80xx)},
identifier = {2011d.00429},
}