EEC: Using ExamSoft Data to Evaluate Those Pesky “Select All That Apply” Questions


Literature supports the inclusion of multiple-response type questions to assess critical thinking and higher-level cognitive processing in nursing programs. Multiple-response type questions are often developed with five or more responses and several correct answers. Following exam completion, exam analysis is conducted to assess the quality of the questions. The point biserial index (PBI) and the p-value are two statistics often presented during the item analysis as the basis for modification or elimination of individual exam items.

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Published: January 12, 2022

Updated: August 10, 2023

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