Do alternative items undergo the same validation and quality control procedures as traditional multiple-choice questions?

Yes. The alternative item types that will appear initially as pilot questions. Before any item appears on any ADEX examination, it is reviewed by a committee of subject matter experts to determine if the question represents current and valid entry-level knowledge. Like multiple-choice items, the alternative items are empirically evaluated during un-scored pilot testing before becoming a part of the operational question bank. Also, like multiple-choice items, the alternative items must satisfy stringent psychometric and statistical criteria before being included as operational (i.e., scored) questions on the examination

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