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This is a discussion on Computer Adaptive Testing Explained in NCLEX Discussion Forum, part of Nursing Student ... I'm not sure if this is a re-post, but I had just taken my NCLEX about an hour ago and had 18 SATA...by scienchris Feb 22, '12I'm not sure if this is a re-post, but I had just taken my NCLEX about an hour ago and had 18 SATA questions. I consider myself a fairly smart guy, but those questions were very difficult and I didn't think it was fair to have so many and then the exam shut off at 75. So beaten and disheveled I decided to do some research on Computer Adaptive Testing and here is an explanation that is much more relieving.
How Does CAT Work?
- Every time you answer an item, the computer re-estimates your ability based on all the previous answers and the difficulty of those items.
- The computer then selects the next item that you should have a 50% chance of answering correctly.
- This way, the next item should not be too easy or too hard.
- The computerís goal is to get as much information as possible about your true ability level.
- You should find each item challenging as each item is targeted to your ability
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- Feb 22, '12 by hotnurse408That is what my instructor says and she used to work for Kaplan. " all you need to get is 50% "
- Feb 22, '12 by scienchrisBut it's 50% of the right difficulty!
- Feb 22, '12 by purplechicxiiiOf application/analysis level type of questions.
- Feb 22, '12 by diana252095% confidence interval rule
this rule is the most common for nclex candidates. the computer will stop giving items when it is 95% certain that your ability is clearly above or clearly below the passing standard.
as if the computer has its own mind....