Types of tests

We can distinguish three types of digital test questions and tests:

  • Knowledge test:
    Mainly closed questions such as multiple choice-, yes / no or multiple-answer questions, focusing on lower-order cognitive levels/questions/objectives.
  • Comprehension tests or complex comprehension testing:
    Targeting a survey of higher order cognitive knowledge, knowledge application and problem solving. The question form can be closed or open.
  • Skill Tests:
    Suitable for higher order cognitive knowledge, problem-solving or even skills tests. These tests are often performed in simulation (for example, an online business game or a virtual patient).