What are high or low level questions?

  1. I have a question I keep reading about high level questions, low level questions. I never heard of this before. I'm so glad I decided to look at this website.

    Can some one give me examples!!!! :uhoh21:

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  3. by   nurseangel5
    higher level question would be...prioritization, delegation, who would you see first or would call back first...who can room together...pull a nurse from one ward to a different ward who would they be assigned to also education/teaching questions.
    I think if you have a test mostly knowledge based those would be lower level questions...
    Higher level which is what you are trying to get to on the boards should be more critical thinking et application et analysis...
    This is obviously only one persons opinion..hope it helps!
    Trish RN as of 06-22-07
  4. by   NHSbaseball32
    Well I took NCLEX July 1st, out of 75 I had about 6 who would you see first, and the rest was TEACHING!!! I don't know if that is a good sign or not will find out tomorrow. Best of luck.
  5. by   patrisia
    Low level of question means, that a certain- high- percentage of student answered this question right. High level of question means- percentage of right answers was the lowest. The exam starts with low level questions and progresses to high level. Computer draws a graffic, if you aswer low level right - you get more difficult one, if wrong- easier one. So if graffic constantly goes up - you pass. If graffic is inconclusive- you get more and more questions. So basically, the more difficult questions you get by the end of the test, the better chance you have of passing.
    Good luck.
    Last edit by patrisia on Jul 3, '07
  6. by   decartes
    I believe the levels of difficulty are based upon Bloom's Taxonomy.
  7. by   EricJRN
    There are people who attempt to classify certain types of questions as high level or low level, but it's little more than a guess. Level of difficulty for a given question is only assigned after the question is pretested (as an unscored item on many exams). We simply can't know the pretesting results of a given question.