Now that your spring semester has started, now is the time to act on your new year’s resolution to improve your item writing skills and build sound assessments. This webinar will help your create critically-thinking test items for this semester’s exams. You’ll obtain valuable student response data from these new questions that can guide future editing, and help you obtain the greatest benefit from your authoring efforts. By performing a systematic item analysis after each exam, you can pinpoint students’ knowledge gaps, which will help you focus your item writing on those course objectives that are globally misunderstood or ignored. In addition to reviewing item writing techniques, we’ll also cover the advantages of using electronic test blueprints to establish test validity and tie your assessments to your overall program objectives. You may not lose 10 pounds by February 14th, but you can develop 10 new (or newly-edited) test items instead of polishing off that box of Valentine’s chocolates – what a great way to make a productive start to 2017, and to your new semester!
Presented by: Ainslie Nibert is a nationally-recognized expert in nursing curriculum, testing and measurement. She currently serves as Associate Dean/Associate Professor, Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing – Houston, and as a corporate consultant to nursing academic and clinical practice organizations. She previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Review and Testing/HESI, at Elsevier, Inc. Dr. Nibert, a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, earned a baccalaureate degree in nursing from Texas Christian University, a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, and a PhD in nursing from Texas Woman’s University. A member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, she is a former Faculty Advisor for the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy, and a Virginia Henderson Fellow.