2014 NPTE Workshop for Educators
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2014 NPTE Workshop for Educators

There are two workshops this year.

Maximum number of participants per workshop: 30

  • May 2-4, 2014
  • October 24-26, 2014
Fee: $595
Location: Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
124 S. West Street, Third Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314


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.

Registration Process

  • Individuals who would like to pay for their registration by Visa or MasterCard, please continue with this online registration.
  • Those who are paying by certified check or money order or paying for multiple attendees should use the Group Registration Form available on the FSBPT website at NPTE Workshop for Educators 2014 and mail it to FSBPT with the payment.
  • 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.
  • A free continental breakfast is provided each day and you'll be provided a free lunch on Friday and Saturday.


  • 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 outlines 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.
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 and/or a tour of APTA headquarters)

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
  • Learn how we determine the content of the NPTE
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 process used to set the passing standard for 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
Please email facultyworkshop@fsbpt.org.

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.

  Hotel Reservations
  Lorien Hotel and Spa
1600 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (877) 956-7436

Group rate: $199 plus applicable taxes
To receive the group rate, mention FSBPT NPTE Workshop for Educators when making reservations. Reservations must be made before April 11, 2014 for the May workshop, and October 3, 2014 for the October workshop, to receive the group rate.
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