Analyzing Assessment Data
Data from assessments can be used to determine if learners are meeting course outcomes or learning objectives. Assessments can be utilized in many ways, such as learner practice, learner self-assessment, determining readiness, determining grades, etc. The purpose of this assignment is to analyze sample test statistics to determine if learning has taken place.
To address the questions below in this essay assignment, you will need to use the information from your textbook chapter readings and the data provided in Table 11.1 (“Sample Test Statistics”) in Chapter 11 of The Nurse Educator’s Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes.
In a 1,000-1,250-word essay, respond to the following questions:
Explain what reliability is and whether this test is reliable based on the information in Table 11.1 (“Sample Test Statistics”). What evidence supports your answer?
What is the range for this sample? What information does the range provide and why is it important?
What is the difference between standard deviation and standard error of measurement? How would the instructor use this information?
Explain the process of analyzing individual items once an instructor has analyzed basic concepts of measurement. Consider the three Ds (difficulty, discrimination, and distractors) in your response.
If one of the questions on the exam had a p value of 0.100, would it be a best practice to eliminate the item? Justify your answer.
If one of the questions on the exam has a negative PBI for the correct option and one or more of the distractors have a positive PBI, what information does this give the instructor? How would you recommend that the instructor adjust this item?
You are required to cite two or three sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
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