102 - Understanding the Overall Performance of your Candidates

This is the second course offered as part of the web-based, self-paced NCLEX® Program Reports Introductory Series. The Introductory Series is intended to familiarize nurse educators and administrators with the NCLEX® Program Reports.

Registration fee: $50.00

Delivered by Mountain Measurement staff members Wyetta Bontempo, PhD, Founder and Principal Consultant and Daniel Wilson, Statistical Associate.

Prerequisites and Target Audience

In order to receive continuing education credit, attendees must have completed the 101 web-based course "A Brief Introduction to the NCLEX Program Reports".

This web-based, self-paced course is recommended for nursing educators and administrators who participate in program evaluation activities or have an interest in analyzing their NCLEX® Program Reports.


The purpose of this course is to scrutinize the Overall Performance section of the NCLEX® Program Reports and enhance participants' understanding of the relationship between ability scores, passing standards, and passing rates.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the basics of the Rasch model and Computerized Adaptvie Testing and their importance to the NCLEX® Program Reports.
  • Describe the information provided in the Overall Performance section of the Reports.
  • Explain the difference between passing rates and mean scores.
  • Interpret a program's performance in context to the NCLEX® Examination Passing Standard.



The topics covered during the NCLEX® Program Reports 100.2 course are:

  1. NCLEX® Examination Scores Overview
  2. NCLEX® Exam Specifications
  3. Rasch Model
  4. NCLEX® Program Reports - Overall Performance
  5. Comparison Groups
  6. Passing Ranks
  7. Licensure Applications
  8. Passing Rate
  9. Passing the NCLEX® as a function of ability and the passing standard
  10. National ability estimates
  11. Changes in the passing standard set by NCSBN
  12. Passing Rate can be Misleading


The NCLEX® Program Reports 102 course is delivered as a web-based, self-paced course that can be accessed through Mountain Measurement's learning management system, Canvas. Participants are expected to complete a 10-minute end-of-course assessment immediately after the course concludes. Participants are invited to attend a synchronous web-based Question and Answer session that the presenters host twice each year.


All participants are encouraged to have a copy of their NCLEX® Program Reports ready to follow along with the Presenters.

Continuing Education

1.2 contact hours are awarded through the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider Number ABNP1516 Expires 2/4/2025) to all individuals completing the webinar and the end-of-course assessment.