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Test Development & Item Writing

Time limit: 42 days

$90 Enroll

Full course description

Learn the nitty-gritty of test writing from the NCLEX developers

As a nursing faculty member, you sometimes struggle to craft examinations that objectively measure student competence and improve student problem-solving ability.

In Test Development and Item Writing, you’ll learn a step-by-step process for test development and writing multiple-choice items. Build proficiency through learning how to write alternate item types, such as multiple response, true-false and questions that take advantage of computer technology.

Are you in a position of leadership in your school? If you are currently training new nursing faculty due to shortages, this course can help! You’ll supplement your existing nursing instructor guides and help your faculty write effective exams.

Practice writing NCLEX-style items

As a busy nurse educator, take full advantage of interactive e-learning as you:

  • Learn from Content Associates within the NCLEX Examinations department of NCSBN
  • Write NCLEX-style items using the Assignment Book’s practice drills
  • Utilize Links to Knowledge, a built-in glossary and a comprehensive reference section with online links
  • Score 75% or above on the post-test to receive your contact hours

Make your exam building more relevant and sound

Come away a more confident nurse educator after mastering these course objectives:

  • Identify psychometrically sound principles of test construction
  • Discuss the NCLEX test plan
  • Use relevant statistical indices when evaluating test items
  • Identify techniques for writing items measuring various cognitive levels
  • Use item construction guidelines for writing the stem, correct response, and distracters for multiple-choice questions
  • List sources of potential item bias
  • Critique multiple-choice items
  • Distinguish between multiple-choice items and items that use alternate formats

This course was written by NCSBN's NCLEX Examinations department staff.

Course Information

Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: $90 | Free for Members
CEs: 17.5