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  • October 19-21, 2018

Maximum class size per workshop: 30 attendees

Location:
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
124 S. West Street, Third Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314

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.

Individuals and groups who would like to pay via check or money should use the External Payment Form below and mail it to FSBPT with the payment.

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  • Remember to make your own travel and lodging arrangements
  • Hotel block information will be released as soon as it becomes available and will be posted on this page and in the online registration.

Daily agenda

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

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

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

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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.

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