Evaluating a Test using BASIC Psychometrics

This is the fifth course offered as part of the Assessment Series. The Assesssment Series is intended to provide educators and administrators with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to design, develop, publish, administer, and evaluate assessments for nursing students.

Registration fee: $150.00

Upcoming Dates: Spring 2022

Prerequisites and Target Audience

There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

This web-based course is for all nursing educators who design, develop, administer or score nursing asessments.


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 course 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 450 Course 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 course 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 course and the end-of-course assessment.



The topics covered during the 450 Course 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.