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Table 2 Rating scale used to judge the rigor of the multiple-choice questions according to the presence of any item-writing flaws.

From: Assessment of higher order cognitive skills in undergraduate education: modified essay or multiple choice questions? Research paper

Rating Conditions required to achieve rating
1. Pass the cover test and no item-writing flaws
2. Pass the cover test and 1 to 2 item-writing flaws
3. Cover test dubious and no item-writing flaws
4. Fail the cover test and 1 to 2 item-writing flaws
5. Fail the cover test and more than 2 item-writing flaws