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MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly
The students' ability to guess correctly questions on a multiple choice examination creates a problem in the determination of the number of questions the students actually knew. Therefore, it is not unlikely that mistakes will be made when grades are assigned. In this paper, a method for calculating the probability of misclassification of students as a result of a multiple choice test in which the assumption of a uniform guessing distribution is relaxed has been discussed and illustrated. To do this it is necessary to include on the examination several questions, related to the subject matter on which the students are being examined, for which the students will have to guess the answer.
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