Student Generated Questions

Tools for Formative Assessment

Student-Generated Test Questions

Basic Strategy

Students generate test questions and model answers for critical areas of learning.

Why would you use it?

Helps instructors see what their students consider important or memorable, what they consider to be fair and useful test questions, and how well they can answer the questions other students have posed.

When can you use it?

Use this at the end of a lecture or close of a discussion.

How does it work?

  1. In groups or individually, students write 2 (or more) test questions that test concepts.
  2. Questions can be of the following forms (this is up to the instructor): multiple choice, or short answer. Students write the question as well as the answer.

Technology-based options

PeerWise is an excellent, free tool to use for student-generated multiple-choice questions. Follow the instructions here to access the UNT System instance of PeerWise: