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Improving Your Tests & Exams: An Introductory Item Analysis Workshop

August 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

1:00-2:30 p.m. on Friday August 25, in Beard 200

Workshop leader: Jessica Greene, Pharm.D., Clinical Assistant Professor

This CIPhER workshop is designed for anyone interested in using multiple-choice tests and ExamSoft to assess student learning effectively and fairly — including course directors, instructors, teaching fellows, residents and teaching assistants.
• Have students ever complained that your test questions are “too hard,” “unfair,” or “confusing”?
• Could you tell whether the exam results supported or refuted their complaints?
• Would you like to understand what ExamSoft item-level statistics mean and how to use them?

Item analysis is a process for determining the quality of individual multiple-choice test questions and, by extension, the quality of entire multiple-choice tests and exams. Through this introductory-level workshop, you will learn to: (1) Define the basic elements of item analysis, including item difficulty, item discrimination, and distractor analysis; (2) Make sense of item-level statistics provided in your ExamSoft reports; and (3) Use item analysis principles to improve your question writing, assessment and testing practice this semester.

Box lunches will be provided for those who sign up to attend – from 12:30-1:00 p.m. in Beard 212A.

Please let us know that you will be attending by emailing to by 5 p.m. Wednesday. August 23.


August 25, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Tom Angelo
(919) 962-5346


200 Beard