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.