Caveon CEO David Foster Releases White Paper on New Testing Methodology for Multiple Choice Items

SALT LAKE CITY, UT.  Caveon is pleased to announce the release of a white paper detailing a ground-breaking new item design technology created to solve important testing problems. The new methodology, Discrete Option Multiple Choice (DOMC), is an important advance on the design of the traditional multiple choice question.

The DOMC format represents a relatively simple but very useful change in the delivery of multiple choice item content on computerized tests. Instead of providing all options at once to a test taker, as is typical, options are presented individually along with YES and NO buttons.  For each presented option, the test taker chooses YES or NO as to whether the option is perceived as correct or incorrect.  When the question is answered either correctly or incorrectly, additional presentation of options is rendered unnecessary, protecting them from unnecessary exposure.

Here are some benefits of DOMC:                                                                                                                                                               Why

  • It prevents or deters many types of test fraud that are damaging every testing program.
  • It promises a more accurate and useful test score, which is a common goal in our industry across all programs. The better the test score, the better are our decisions that are based on that score.
  • It saves a lot of money in test development and test security costs.
  • It effectively addresses many arguments against multiple choice questions.
  • It helps alleviate the unfairness of some testing practices.

To learn more about this exciting testing development:

For questions or more information on DOMC, please contact David Foster at