NCLEX® Program Reports

Professional Development Seminars

405 - Evaluating a Test using Psychometrics

Prerequisites and Target Audience

There are no prerequisites to attend this seminar.

This web-based seminar is for all nursing educators who participate in test evaluation.


The purpose of this course is to train nursing educators on evaluating a test using statistics and measurement standards

Learning Outcomes

The objectives of the course are as follows. Upon seminar completion, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate if a test is measuring what is intended.
  • Determine if a test meets required statistical criteria.
  • Ensure that a  test is administered according to specified criteria and meets standards for fairness including ADA.
  • Determine if a test is scored according to criteria.
  • Ensure scoring rubrics for performance tests are valid and scoring is fair for all participants.
  • Provide understandable and reliable feedback on test results.


The NCLEX® Program Reports 405 Seminar contains 3 hours of lecture, discussion, and learning activities. Participants are expected to independently complete a 30-minute end-of-course assessment immediately after the seminar concludes.

Continuing Education

3.5 contact hours are awarded through the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider Number ABNP1516) to all individuals completing the seminar and the end-of-course assessment.



The topics covered during the NCLEX® Program Reports 405 Seminar are:

  1. Evaluation Criteria for Test Blueprint 
  2. Evaluation Criteria for Assessment methods
  3. Evaluation for fairness and sensitivity of an assessment
  4. Evaluate if a test is administered according to fairness, sensitivity and ADA standards.

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