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Improving the format of classroom tests

Neil Reid

We have all had the experience at some time of being given a good test which has been ruined or just made less 'do-able' by clumsy layout and unsatisfactory reproduction. Poor layout and defective reproduction do not help motivation, and in the worst cases make it difficult for those sitting the test to achieve as well as they might otherwise have. It is hoped that the suggested 'do's' and 'don'ts' here  will prove helpful in producing attractive and readable tests for your students.

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