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NPTE Workshop for Educators

Increase your NPTE knowledge
  • February 20 – 21, 2018

Maximum class size per workshop: 40 attendees

This workshop is being held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans immediately prior to the APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM).

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70311

Workshop fee: $395

About the workshop

  • Purpose

    This workshop is designed to provide educators with an increased knowledge of the National Physical Therapy Examination program, which may benefit their program and students.

  • Agenda

    The workshop runs for 2 days, from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday and Wednesday. Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days.

What you'll learn

  • How to write better multiple-choice questions for your exams that follow the same format as the NPTE
  • How to statistically analyze your test questions to determine if they are good questions
  • How the NPTE is developed from content outline through scoring
  • How to prepare your students for the test administration experience
  • And much more.

Registration Process

Individuals who would like to pay for their registration by Visa or MasterCard, please go to online registration at https://www.fsbpt.net/event/Account/Login.

Those who are paying by certified check or money order or for multiple attendees should use the Group Registration Form below and mail it to FSBPT with the payment.

Group Registration Form (Word)
Group Registration Form (PDF)
  • You will receive a confirmation email within a week of our receiving your registration form and payment.
  • Participants are responsible for their travel and lodging arrangements.

Daily agenda

Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Receive expert psychometric training on writing multiple-choice test questions that more accurately test your students' understanding of the material.

  • Learn to use item statistics to analyze items that you use on your exams
  • Understand the characteristics of "good" multiple-choice test questions
  • Review the barriers to writing good test questions
  • Practice writing test questions and receive feedback on your practice questions

Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Review NPTE test development.

  • Review the steps used to construct the NPTE
  • Review the psychometric principles used to develop "high stakes" exams
  • Review what students need to know about applying for and taking the NPTE
  • Review the analysis of PT and PTA practice and how it is used to update the NPTE
  • Receive assistance with interpreting school reports
  • Discuss the issue of cheating
  • Discuss your questions, concerns and issues regarding the NPTE

Additional information

Participants should bring a laptop or mobile device on which to write items. Participants should also consider bringing a textbook to use when writing items.

Refund policy: Refunds will be issued for conditions of hardship at the discretion of the Federation Board of Directors. A refund process fee may be assessed.

Privacy policy: The demographic information you provide will be added to the Federation's Membership database. You may receive occasional communications from the FSBPT.

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