Measurement and Evaluation Centers (MECs) have been established in almost every province in the scope of the project called Monitoring, Researching and Improving Measurement and Evaluation Applications, which was initiated by the Ministry of National Education (MoNE). This study aims to determine whether the Turkish language skills-based test items and the sample items of the central exam for the secondary schools that will accept students with the exam, which were published by the MoNE and MECs were active in preparation for comply with the multiple choice items writing principles and to determine what the content distribution of the items is. In this research, in which the document review was used among the qualitative research methods, the documents were analyzed through the forms developed by the researchers. According to the results, the items of the MoNE can be said to be generally in accordance with the rules of item writing. However, it was observed that the items containing visual materials were not used effectively and the items the options of which consist of visual materials were open to discussion in terms of quality. It was also determined that the most number belongs to the items for reading comprehension while the least number belongs to the items containing verbal reasoning skills and options with visual materials in the tests. The comments on the findings of this research and the results reached in the research are thought to be beneficial for teachers working in MECs, multiple choice item writers and all other teachers.
Skills-based tests, central exam sample items, multiple choice item writing principles