History and Government: What are the limitations of matching items as a method of evaluation in teaching?

CHAPTER SIX

6 b viii). Identify the limitations of matching items as a method of evaluation in teaching.

Limitations-of matching items

The exercise has among others the following limitations:

  • The learner spends too much time searching for the correct response especially if a complex matching.
  • It is difficult to design a matching exercise that will measure genuine understanding of a high level or the ability to interpret complex relationships
  • If not well-constructed, matching item tests are likely to give clues.
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