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Assignment: Test Development Assignment (30%)
Test Development will be based on kidney failure, catheterization and anatomy linemark of the abdomen. Students must develop a test and create a test
blueprint using the Test Blueprint example on page 60 (exhibit 3.3) from the textbook. The test must consist of a minimum of 25 questions (student can have
more than 25 but not less than 25; maximum # questions 30).
You must submit ONE document- do not submit several documents because they will not be graded. You should follow the format described below.
Questions in the test must include each of the following types:
Multiple Choice questions
1) Write minimum of eight multiple-choice questions that evaluate the students’ comprehension of the lecture & readings.
a. Each MC question must have 4 choices for answers (a, b, c, d)
b. Must have
i. Two at knowledge/understanding level
ii. Two at application level
iii. Two at analysis/evaluation/creation level.
iv. Last two questions can be at any of these levels.
C. Students must use the guidelines for writing MC questions from the text chapters 5 and must provide for each question the following information:
d. The correct answer with justification for the answer from the readings and/or lecture
E. Provide a rationale for the correct answer and why the distractor is incorrect.
F. Discuss the cognitive level of each question (knowledge, application, etc) that is being evaluated in each question –
NURS 614 12 True/False and/or Matching Questions
1) Using the guidelines from Chapter 4 – develop a minimum of four True/False and/or matching questions
a. Provide the correct answer with justification for the answer from the readings/lecture that would have allowed the student to answer this question.
b. Identify the cognitive level being tested
Short Answer/Essay Questions (chapter 6)
1) Develop two short answer and one essay questions based on the lecture and readings
a. Identify the content from the lecture that is being evaluated & level of cognitive knowledge being evaluated
B. Write a sample response that you would expect a student who did a perfect job answering the question to look like. (this must be written as full sentences
just as if you would expect the student to do)
C. Develop a scoring rubric to be used when grading the student’s responses.
Create a blueprint using the blueprint format from page 55 (exhibit 3.3) Chapter3) for how to develop a blueprint.
1) Identify the percent and distribution of content for each level
a. For example: knowledge 10%, comprehension 20%, and so forth
B. Identify the range of items for each content area covered on the exam.
2) Provide a narrative paragraph justification for the breakdown of the % of questions for each level. If the students are in their first year, we would expect
more knowledge, comprehension and some application than analysis and evaluation Consider the year the student is attending.
3) Summary discussion: – this must be 1- 1 ½ pages in length; in this narrative you
must discuss the following issues related to your tests:
a. Your experiences and challenges in creating the test
b. How your test will be implemented?
c. Evaluation process of your test with your students.
d. Students must also discuss their method of addressing the following potential areas of conflict-related to testing:
ii. challenges on test questions
iii. item analysis demonstrating problematic test questions using the evidence from the current research.
iv. This section must have a minimum of 3 references, not including the textbook). 4)
a. Students must have references used to develop the test questions (from your presentations) & references for the summary section of the paper
5) Multiple Choice Test Question Example Question
1. When caring for a 2-year-old diagnosed with right otitis media who attends day care, the correct antibiotic for the NP to prescribe is:
D Penicillin CorrectAnswer: A Bloom’s Cognitive level being tested: Analysis
Rationale for correct answer: The most likely organism of an otitis media (OM) is Streptococcus pneumoniae, Moraxella catarrhalis, Haemophilus influenzae.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines note that the most appropriate first line medication to cover these organisms is Amoxicillin.
Explanation of when/where content was taught : Where this information or content was presented in your lecture (e.g., slide #), the case study, or video. You
need to show that the students received this content (e.g., Slides #2-3 on ENT lecture, Text Chapter 3, Case study #2 in class)