Creating Test Items Using NCLEX® Alternative Item Types
Recently, Ainslie Nibert, Associate Dean and Associate Professor, at Texas Women's University College of Nursing, discussed some tips about item analysis and the different ways your data can be utilized for NCLEX prep within ExamSoft.
The key takeaways from the presentation include:
Describe guidelines for developing test items within the alternative item type formats.
Identify how item response data can be used to guide effective item editing.
Suggest strategies for imbedding alternative item types within teacher-made exams.
This webinar will help your create critically-thinking test items for this semester’s exams. Item types covered will include: Single-answer Multiple Choice; Select-all-that-Apply (Multiple Response); Fill-in-the-Blank; Hot Spot; Chart Type (Exhibit Item); Drag-and-Drop (Prioritized or Ordered Response); and items enhanced with Audio files and/or Graphic images. You’ll also obtain a quick refresher on how to use student response data from these new questions to guide future editing, so that you can receive a bonus benefit from your item writing efforts. By including the alternative item types in your teacher-made exams, you can be assured that your students will gain valuable experience (and less anxiety) with answering these types of items presented in all of the different formats that they will see on their licensure exams.
Making sure our students are prepared for the NCLEX should be one of our main focuses—understanding the different item types they will experience and the environment they will be presented is incredibly important. " - Ainslie Nibert PhD, RN, FAAN