NCLEX® Program Reports

Professional Development Seminars

450 - 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 Expires 2/4/2025) 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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