Analyzing assessment data | msn ed


Data from assessments can used to determine if learners are meeting course or learning outcomes. Assessments can be utilized in many ways, such as learner practice, learner self-assessment, determining readiness, determine grades, etc. The purpose of this assignment is to analyze sample test statistics to determine if learning has taken place.

To address the questions below in this essay assignment, you will need to use the information from your textbook chapter readings and the data provided in the “NUR-648E Sample Item Analysis” resource.

In a 1,000-1,250 word essay respond to the following questions:

  1. Explain what reliability is and whether this test is reliable based on the “Sample Item Analysis” resource. What evidence supports your answer?
  2. What trends are seen in the raw scores? How would an instructor use this information?
  3. What is the range for this sample? What information does the range provide and why is it important?
  4. What information does the standard error of measurement provide? Does the test have a small or large standard error of measurement? How would an instructor use this information?
  5. Explain the process of analyzing individual items once an instructor has analyzed basic concepts of measurement.
  6. If one of the questions on the exam had a p value of .100, would it be a best practice to eliminate the item? Justify your answer.
  7. If one of the questions on the exam has a negative PBI for the correct option and one or more of the distractors have a positive PBI, what information does this give the instructor? How would you recommend that the instructor adjust this item?
  8. Based on the “Sample Item Analysis” resource, what steps would you take to improve learning?  

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

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