For years, the ASM Undergraduate Educator Community has sought a repository of multiple-choice questions for monitoring learning in the microbial sciences. ASM Sample Questions in Microbiologywas specifically developed by educators to meet that need.
Containing more than 200 multiple-choice and true/false questions, ASM Sample Questions in Microbiology covers the breadth and depth of microbiology content suitable for undergraduates in introductory and/or general microbiology. The questions are adaptable for all upper-level microbial sciences courses, from clinical, food, and industrial and environmental microbiology to virology and immunology.
Each question includes the correct response and is aligned with core themes and fundamental concepts about the microbial world as identified in the ASM Recommended Core Curriculum Guidelines. Additionally, most questions require critical thinking (levels 3-5 in Bloom’s Learning Taxonomy). The sample questions also include instructor notes.
More than 50 volunteer educators, from community colleges and undergraduate institutions to doctoral degree–granting institutions, responded to nationwide solicitations for assessment questions. All questions were subjected to two rounds of review, editorial review for scope and clarity and blinded peer review for scientific accuracy and high-quality pedagogy.
The book provides access to a Word file that can be manipulated for a range of classroom activities including pre- and post-test questions, in-class discussion using clickers, or written, high-stakes midterm and final exams.