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NPTE Workshop for Educators

Increase your NPTE knowledge

There is one NPTE Workshop being given in 2017:

  • October 20-22, 2017

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
124 West Street South, Third Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314

Maximum class size per workshop: 30 attendees

Workshop fee: $595

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 ½ days, from 7:45 AM – 5:00 PM Friday and Saturday and 7:45 AM – 12:00 PM on Sunday.
    A free continental breakfast will be available at the Federation all three days, and a free lunch will be provided Friday and Saturday.

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
  • How to interpret and use your school pass rate reports
  • 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.
  • Remember to make your own travel and lodging arrangements. 
  • Hotel information is provided on this page and in the online registration.

Daily agenda

Friday: 7:45 AM (free continental breakfast and lunch included) - 3:00 PM

  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Optional continuation of item writing workshop

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

Saturday: 7:45 AM (free continental breakfast and lunch included) - 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

Sunday: 7:45 AM (free continental breakfast included) - 12:00 PM

Share strategies for improving program pass rates.

  • Review the analysis of PT and PTA practice and how it is used to update the NPTE
  • Learn to use school reports to analyze your program
  • Discuss the issue of cheating
  • Discuss your questions, concerns and issues regarding the NPTE

Hotel information

Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town/Duke Street
1456 Duke St
Alexandria, VA 22314

Discounted group rate: $129/night plus applicable taxes

Book your group rate for FSBPT NPTE Workshop for Educators

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.

Nearest airport

Ronald Reagan National Airport

Ground travel from Reagan National

  • Taxicab service $20.00 -$25.00; 15-20 minutes average travel time to hotel
  • Metro Rail: Yellow or Blue lines to King Street Station
  • Super Shuttle: $13.00 - $15.00 one-way