202 - Analyzing The NCLEX® Test Plan & Content Dimension Reports

This is the second course offered as part of the web-based, self-paced NCLEX® Program Reports Analysis Series. The Analysis Series is intended to provide nurse educators and administrators with the tools necessary to independently analyze the NCLEX® Program Reports.

Registration fee: $100

Delivered by Mountain Measurement staff members Wyetta Bontempo, PhD, Founder and Principal Consultant and Daniel Wilson, Statistical Associate. More info about the faculty members teaching this course is available in the faculty section of the "Find out More" page.

Prerequisites and Target Audience

This web-based course is available to all nursing educators and administrators in the US and Canada.

In order to receive continuing education credits, attendees must have completed the Introductory Series Courses (101: "An Orientation to the NCLEX® Program Reports", 102: "Understanding the Overall Performance of your Candidates", and 103: "Understanding the Topic Area Performance of your Candidates") and course 201 "The Basic NCLEX® Program Reports Analysis Process".


The purpose of this course is to teach participants how to analyze the NCLEX® Test Plan & Content Dimension Reports provided in the NCLEX® Program Reports.

Learning Outcomes

Upon course completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand why significance testing is not a useful approach for analyzing the NCLEX® Test Plan & Content Dimension Reports.
  • Analyze cross-sectional differences to identify the strengths and opportunities in test plan and content dimension performance.
  • Analyze changes over time to identify the strengths and opportunities in the test plan and content dimension performance.
  • Use the Expected Percentage Correct to contextualize the performance of the comparison groups.
  • Construct a profile of their program’s performance.


The topics covered during the NCLEX® Program Reports 202 course are:

  1. The Basic NCLEX® Program Reports Analysis Process
  2. Significance Testing
  3. The Gestalt of Analyzing & Interpreting The NCLEX® Test Plan and Content Dimension Reports
  4. Expected Percentage Correct (Page 6.4)
  5. Building a Profile of Your Program's Performance


Course 202 is delivered as a web-based, self-paced course that can be accessed through Mountain Measurement's learning management system, Canvas. Participants will have the opportunity to independently develop a profile of their program's performance using the techniques taught in the course. Participants are expected to complete a 15-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 strongly encouraged to have a copy of their NCLEX®Program Reports ready to follow along with the Presenters.

Continuing Education

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