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Test Construction Workshop

Friday, March 15, 2013 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

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Facilitators: Dr. Louise S. Jenkins and Dr. Laura Petri

Objectives: During the workshop, participants will:

  1. Discuss basic measurement concepts
  2. Write measurable objectives
  3. Develop a test blueprint
  4. Write selected types of test items
  5. Create a plan for test construction and administration
  6. Interpret post-administration test and item analysis results


8-8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-10:30 Morning Session 1
Welcome and Introductions
Measurement Concepts
Writing Measurable Objectives
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-noon Morning Session 2
Test Blueprinting
Item Writing
noon-1 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
1-2:30 Afternoon Session 1
Item Writing Continued
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4 Afternoon Session 2
Planning for Test Construction and Administration
Interpreting Post-Administration Test and Item Analysis Results
Summary and Evaluation

Registration: Registration is now closed. 

Fee: $75
This conference is funded in part by NSPII Grant #12-117.

Continuing Nursing Education: 6 nursing contact hours are available for a fee of $30 per participant.

The University of Maryland School of Nursing Office of Professional Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


University of Maryland School of Nursing
655 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD  21201

For more information, contact or 410-706-3767.

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