The aim of this study is to determine students’ opinions about open-ended question exam practice during 2018-2019 academic year for the following programs of Anadolu University Open Education System: Economy, Hospitality Management, Philosophy, History, Sociology, and Turkish Language and Literature. The study was designed as a quantitative study that describes an existing situation. The measurement tool developed to achieve that purpose includes 5 Likert type questions, 8 closed-ended question – 3 of which are yes-no questions-, and 2 open-ended questions. The data were collected between February 14th 2020 and February 16th 2020 and 3236 students responded to the tool in total. Percentage-frequency tables and graphs were used for the analysis of the data collected. Since each question in the tool measured a different and independent dimension of the research, the tool was not taken as a scale, so each question was analyzed separately. The data were recoded for certain questions and chi-square analysis was done by using “age”, “gender” and “the program they attend” variables.
The results of the study showed that majority of the participants find open-ended questions more difficult than multiple-choice questions and have negative opinions about open-ended questions in terms of measuring subject matter competency and fair assessment.
Open Education, open ended questions, measurement,, evaluation.