Workshops for Educators

Writing Effective Exam Questions

CSMLS offers a 2-day workshop to assist educators with creating application and critical thinking questions for exams. Our staff will take you through the same high-quality process that we use to create items for the CSMLS Certification exam.

After collaborating with peers and applying this knowledge during the workshop, you can then apply the process and skills learned to your own program. 

Learn how to:

  • Apply criteria to create quality tests and exams
  • Recognize the components of a question
  • Apply rules for creation of stems and alternatives
  • Categorize questions by cognitive levels (recall, application, critical thinking)
  • Review and edit your existing questions

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Indigenous Land Acknowledgement : We respectfully acknowledge the CSMLS office, located in Hamilton, Ontario, is situated upon the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississauga Nation, Anishinaabe Peoples, and the Neutral Peoples. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon wampum, which is a treaty between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We further acknowledge that this land is covered by the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.


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