beginning of content:

  • Set questions aside to look at later with fresh eyes.
  • From the pool, select questions that offer the following:
    • A range of item types in the desired proportion
    • A range of difficulty (with most questions of medium difficulty, a few easy, and a few hard)
  • Double-check introduction to be sure it helps but does not give away answers.
  • Ask a colleague for feedback on the clarity and effectiveness of questions.