FSBPT National Physical Therapy Exam Regional Item Writing Workshop

Des Moines, IA US
June 7, 2019 to June 8, 2019

 

Registration

 

There is no cost to participate.

In addition to completing the application linked below, you must submit a copy of your resume or CV to volunteer@fsbpt.org. Please reference the Des Moines Regional Workshop in your subject line.

Click here to apply to be an item writer.

If you have questions, please email volunteer@fsbpt.org.
 

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) is hosting a regional item writing workshop for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE). Additional details will be provided to interested individuals upon receipt of your application and resume or CV.

Purpose

Item writers support their profession by helping to ensure that candidates taking NPTE examinations receive sound, high-quality questions that reflect a broad range of practice.

Target Audience

Practicing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

Applicants must be licensed with a minimum of 2 years of experience and in good standing with their state board. Consideration is given to selecting item writers from diverse ethnic backgrounds and practice settings. Applicants do NOT need to have previous item writing experience.

Workshop

Item writers participate in a training workshop that covers item-writing theory, the development of items that test higher-order thinking skills, and specific item-writing techniques. All item writers will be trained by experienced staff and colleagues in the art of developing test questions. The weekend training session prepares item writers to write high-quality, psychometrically sound items that are later reviewed by an independent panel of content experts for possible inclusion in the NPTE item bank.

During the training workshop, participants will be assigned to work with an item writer coordinator who is a physical therapy professional with extensive experience in item writing. The coordinator will be your mentor and will assist you as you continue to produce items for the exam after the workshop.

As an item writer, participants will:

  • Work with other physical therapy professionals to contribute to the creation of the NPTE.
  • Share knowledge and expertise of the profession with colleagues.
  • Gain experience in the construction of multiple-choice questions.
  • Learn from and with colleagues in a low-pressure, fun environment.

Expectations

Apart from active participation in the training workshop, an item writer is expected to:

  • Write 20 examination questions.
  • Dedicate the time and effort necessary to produce high-quality, psychometrically sound items.
  • Apply the concepts presented during the training to the development of each item.
  • Agree to uphold the confidentiality of the exam
  • Have access to a computer and the Internet.

Reimbursement and Meeting Expenses

As a small token of appreciation, the FSBPT provides a $200 stipend for completion of 20 items written and approved into the item bank.

FSBPT reimburses mileage to and from the meeting location up to 50 miles, and will provide breakfast and lunch during the workshop. Regional workshops are budgeted for local participants. Applicants residing greater than 50 miles from the workshop location will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Questions

For questions about becoming an item writer, please email volunteer@fsbpt.org and reference the Des Moines Regional Workshop in your subject line.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
06/07/2019
Course expires: 
06/08/2019
Event starts: 
06/07/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
06/08/2019 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Library Reading Room (SEC Floor 2)
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1596

Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines' most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.

Travel

 

Hotel Accommodations

There are numerous hotels available in the Des Moines area. Below are a few options located downtown (close to campus), near the airport and west of Des Moines. Some hotels offer shuttle service to DMU, but you must inquire with the hotel directly. Some hotels may offer a discount (based on availability). Mention DMU to your hotel to see if a discount may be available.

Des Moines Marriott – Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-245-5500

  • May offer discounted rates
  • Airport shuttle service
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • Health club and indoor pool

Hyatt Place Des Moines
418 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-282-5555 or 888-591-1234

  • Airport shuttle service
  • Complimentary shuttle service to Des Moines University
  • Complimentary Hot American & Continental Breakfast
  • Fitness Center & Indoor Pool
  • DMU Discounted Rate (mention Des Moines University Corporate Rate)

Renaissance Savery Hotel – Downtown
401 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
800-514-4706

  • Airport shuttle service
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • DMU discount on standard rooms (based on availability)

 

Certificates of participation will be issued by FSBPT at the end of the workshop. If you have questions regarding your certificate, please contact volunteer@fsbpt.org.

Available Credit

  • 15.50 CE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/07/2019
Course expires: 
06/08/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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There is no cost to participate.

In addition to completing the application linked below, you must submit a copy of your resume or CV to volunteer@fsbpt.org. Please reference the Des Moines Regional Workshop in your subject line.

Click here to apply to be an item writer.

If you have questions, please email volunteer@fsbpt.org.