EMSTesting is the only online program that delivers content that is constructed to help students prepare for their EMR, EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic certifications.
The platform has over 5,000 questions in our banks that have been validated by over 110 million responses and counting from around the nation. Items are evaluated for cut score, difficulty, discrimination, p values, and point biserials.
We developed questions directly from the National Registry Practice Analysis, Educational Standards, and the appropriate curricular objectives from the NHTSA Guidelines. All questions are developed and reviewed by educators, and content experts, as well our own medical director.
Questions are coded to Bloom levels and reading levels. Instructors develop examinations based on selected criteria chosen by them. Included within our program is a Medical Director roll to log in and evaluate any or all examinations created whether they are summative or formative. Platinum Educational Group’s Final Comprehensive Exams are blueprinted to mid and higher-level Bloom questions as well as each subtest weighted to follow the National Registry blueprint.
EMSTesting allows instructors to create, administer, and grade tests online. Ready-made capstone final exams are valid, reliable and defendable. They also allow educators to determine which candidates are ready to work in the field.
Along with comparing other students in the class or by national averages, instructors can view “Cut Score” averages, “Raw Score” averages, “KR20”, “Confidence Scores” and see most requested objectives for discussion.
The Platinum Secure Testing feature gives Instructors the option to lockdown tests on a students computer or iPad. The iPad Edition of “LockDown Browser” (available free from iTunes) enables a student to use an iPad to take exams that use Platinum Secure Testing enabled tests by instructors in EMSTesting.
The Group Testing feature gives instructors the ability to select topic material, number of questions and more. Our system generates the test and delivers it to your class. The host reads the questions aloud! Students play the game using smart phones or tablets. The game keeps track of the scores on a leaderboard.
Student’s can take Instructor created static tests, or practice for their certification exams using Computer Adaptive Testing.
Computer Adaptive Testing mimics real certification exams, varying the difficulty based on the student’s knowlege level.
Each question was originally created based on the National Registry’s Job Practice Analysis and the National Curriculum. Those questions and newer test items have since been cross-referenced to the National Education Standards and latest practice analysis headings.
All available and commonly used textbooks and manuals were referenced. When a conflict occurred, common practice or the most appropriate response was used by consensus among the educator team and medical director. The gold standard reference for drug dosages and indications for Platinum has and remains to be the American Heart Association’s guidelines and questions are updated with each AHA science change. Reading levels were assigned and we attempt to keep each question within 2 grades of the expected reading level for each provider. Questions were assigned a Bloom’s level and estimated cut score. Each question includes annotations with rationales to explain why the correct answer is correct and why the good distracters are not correct.
All questions have been reviewed for cut scores once over 100 candidates have responded and are adjusted based on actual results and Nedelsky method of calculating cut scores.