August 12, 2020 — 3:00 PM (EDT)
NCHSE’s commitment to meet the needs of health science programs led to the recent development of a four-course curriculum example aligned to the National Health Science Standards. Beginning in August 2020, teachers from NCHSE member states and HSEA members are invited to participate in beta testing for the health science curriculum assessments at no cost to participants. The new exams are designed as endof-course assessment certificates and line up with the four course curriculum: Foundation of Healthcare Professions, Essentials of Healthcare Practices, Human Structure, Function and Disease A and Human Structure, Function and Disease B.
Beta testing validates the assessment(s) for functionality, usability, reliability, and norming of test scores. The beta testing opportunity allows you to test your students’ health science knowledge at no cost and also inform your classroom with the resultant test data of their knowledge on each of the National Health Science Standards. Please note scores do not reflect grade scale since currently there is no cut score. Plans are to conduct this beta testing starting in late August through December 2020 with a goal of 500+ test takers per course certificate.
Prior to participating, health science teachers will be required to complete a brief webinar to discuss testing benefits and validation, accessing the assessment certificate data per National Health Science Standard, applying overall student data to inform classroom instruction and registering for the exams. Webinars are scheduled on two upcoming Wednesdays, August 12, 2020 3:00 PM (EST) and August 26, 4:00 PM (EST). The assessments will be facilitated by YouScience, previously known as Precision Exams.
Register for one of the webinars and/or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-470-1215, if interested.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The recording will be posted: https://www.healthscienceconsortium.org/webinars/