Developing and validating multiple choice exam items

Past President, Case Management Society of America Past Chair, CCMC Commission Past Member, CCMC Customer Advisory Panel Past Member, CCMC Eligibility Committee Past Member, CCMC Appeals Committee Past Member, CCMC Public Relations Committee Kathleen A Jarvis, MS, RN, CCM Clinical Educator Alere Healthcare Ft.Lauderdale, FL This multimedia instructional program utilizes adult learning principles to assist case managers in understanding the theory behind case management; in gaining knowledge of principles and tools utilized in case management; and in applying best practices across various case management settings.

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For example, they are not an effective way to test students’ ability to organize thoughts or articulate explanations or creative ideas.

Reliability is defined as the degree to which a test consistently measures a learning outcome.

CCMC domains of case management practice have always been in place and are periodically updated or refined to reflect the dynamic changes in our healthcare system.

The new domains have been streamlined but still reflect the same case management competencies and topic areas as the prior domains.

When “none of the above” is used as an alternative, test-takers who can eliminate a single option can thereby eliminate a second option.