Research In Action
Kottke, J. (2001). Students' reactions to written test item rebuttals Journal of Instructional Psychology, 28 (4), 256-260.
Students maybe more knowledgeable of the subject matter than a multiple-choice test allows them to demonstrate. They may select an incorrect answer due to the similarity in choices.
TIPS FOR THE TRENCHES
"Answer Justification" allows students to answer the multiple-choice question and justify their incorrect response.
"E Option" allows students to select from a four-option multiple-choice with the option to select the "E" Option to explain their choice.