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Throwing Out A Test Item

"Should I throw out a test item?" All faculty ask this question at some time or another. It is important to remember that a decision like this should not be left to individual faculty members. NurseTim® conducted a research study of over 650 nurse educators across the country, and the results are clear. Evidence-based policy is needed in nursing programs nationwide. When it comes to throwing out a test item, faculty spend too much time developing the items and exams. Faculty should consider how to adjust the test item. Was there a lazy distractor (e.g. nobody chose option D)? Did the question have extraneous verbiage (e.g. too wordy)? Maybe everybody got a question correct (e.g. the professor accidentally gave the question away in lecture)? This video gives your team a few ideas related to "throwing out test items". Start the discussion today.



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