IMPROVING PROFICIENCY WITH ITEM WRITING AND EXAM CREATION
The purpose of this session is to connect clinical knowledge and skills with didactic content covered in the classroom for the purpose of creating a reliable and valid test to evaluate student learning. A discussion of useful item analysis data accrued in testing software applications, including the use of a systematic plan for analysis of results from teacher-made testing and standardized exam administrations, will be provided. Testing strategies practiced will reflect current clinical practice through blueprinting, promoting validity through writing and editing of test items at the application-and-above level on the cognitive taxonomy.
1. Create test items that assess for application and analysis and evaluate these using a scientific approach that incorporates a statistical test item analysis.
2. Critique exams for the purpose of blueprinting to the NCLEX Test Plan and the Next Gen NCLEX using a system of consistent item categorizations.
3. Evaluate the curriculum for integration of the NCLEX Client needs using student response data obtained from exams that include critically-thinking test items.
- 4.00 ANCC
- 4.00 Attendance