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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153250
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of the Exam Analysis
Abstract:
Evaluation of the Exam Analysis
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Condon, Vaneta M., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Loma Linda University School of Nursing
Title:Associate Professor, Director of Learning Resource Center
Co-Authors:Earline Miller, PhD, RN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Purpose: This study focused on evaluating the usefulness of the Exam Analysis in helping students improve their success on nursing examinations. Background: The Exam Analysis is a diagnostic and prescriptive program in which a student and an instructor identify the reason(s) why the student failed to answer specific questions correctly on an exam. Problems related to incorrect answers are categorized into five problem areas and specific interventions are suggested to resolve the identified problems. Methods: Questionnaires were sent to students participating in an exam analysis during the previous school term. Grades on an examination(s) in a specific course were compared before and after participation in an exam analysis. The percent of problems in each problem area identified by the exam analyses were calculated. Students were asked to rate the usefulness of the prescribed interventions and to record the degree of compliance with which they followed the prescribed interventions. Instructions on how to do an exam analysis will be included in the discussion. Summary of Study Findings: Thirty students were randomly selected to participate in the study. Comparison of exam grades before and after participating in an Exam Analysis showed a significant improvement in the percentage of questions answered correctly. In comparing the percentage of problems contributing to poor grades, in five categories, it was found that lack of knowledge and poor exam taking skills were significantly more important than were English language skills, exam anxiety, math skills or other problems. Participants ranked improved exam taking skills followed by increased self confidence and improved study skills as the most important outcomes of participation in the Exam Analysis. Compliance with the prescribed interventions was significantly correlated with improved exam performance. Implications for Nursing Education: 1. Student exam performance can be improved with Exam Analysis and 2. Repeat study with larger population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of the Exam Analysisen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153250-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluation of the Exam Analysis</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Condon, Vaneta M., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Loma Linda University School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor, Director of Learning Resource Center</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">vcondon@llu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Earline Miller, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Purpose: This study focused on evaluating the usefulness of the Exam Analysis in helping students improve their success on nursing examinations. Background: The Exam Analysis is a diagnostic and prescriptive program in which a student and an instructor identify the reason(s) why the student failed to answer specific questions correctly on an exam. Problems related to incorrect answers are categorized into five problem areas and specific interventions are suggested to resolve the identified problems. Methods: Questionnaires were sent to students participating in an exam analysis during the previous school term. Grades on an examination(s) in a specific course were compared before and after participation in an exam analysis. The percent of problems in each problem area identified by the exam analyses were calculated. Students were asked to rate the usefulness of the prescribed interventions and to record the degree of compliance with which they followed the prescribed interventions. Instructions on how to do an exam analysis will be included in the discussion. Summary of Study Findings: Thirty students were randomly selected to participate in the study. Comparison of exam grades before and after participating in an Exam Analysis showed a significant improvement in the percentage of questions answered correctly. In comparing the percentage of problems contributing to poor grades, in five categories, it was found that lack of knowledge and poor exam taking skills were significantly more important than were English language skills, exam anxiety, math skills or other problems. Participants ranked improved exam taking skills followed by increased self confidence and improved study skills as the most important outcomes of participation in the Exam Analysis. Compliance with the prescribed interventions was significantly correlated with improved exam performance. Implications for Nursing Education: 1. Student exam performance can be improved with Exam Analysis and 2. Repeat study with larger population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:08:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:08:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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