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Rob Lucas
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I once worked for a company that wrote that type of question, and we often said, “Select the X that apply” because without it, students spent time thinking, “Well, this statement could arguably be correct, and that one could arguably be correct, depending what the teacher had in mind.” Including a number at least helps narrow down how many they are looking for.

I can think of uses for all of those scoring types, but I would be wary about mixing the more exotic ones. I think students might become confused about how each question worked, and you want them to spend their mental effort on the content, not the format.

-Rob