December 20, 2019

ABA to Pilot Three-Response Option Multiple-Choice Questions in 2020

12/20/19 – In 2020, we are transitioning some of our MOCA Minute® multiple-choice questions from four- to three-response options. After diplomates complete their annual MOCA 2.0® registration, they will receive MOCA Minute questions with both three- and four-response options.

We will also be piloting three-option multiple-choice question responses for these 2020 assessments: Pediatric Anesthesiology Exam, Critical Care Medicine Exam, and the In-Training Exams for Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.

Research has shown that three-response options are optimal for multiple-choice questions. We will consider transitioning other assessments to three-option questions based on the pilot results.