NCLEX Item Selection

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Year
2013
Length
2:25
Presented By
  • NCLEX Examinations
Topic
NCLEX Exam
Audience
General Public
Description
  1. Every time you answer an item, the computer re-estimates your ability based on all the previous answers and the difficulty of those items.
  2. The computer then selects the next item that you should have a 50% chance of answering correctly.
    • This way, the next item should not be too easy or too hard
    • The computer's goal is to get as much information as possible about your true ability level
    • You should find each item challenging as each item is targeted to your ability
  3. With each item answered, the computer's estimate of your ability becomes more precise.
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