Platinum Tests is a cloud-based, online computer adaptive testing solution that delivers content constructed to help nursing students prepare for their NCLEX-RN® and now NCLEX-PN® licensures.
“Platinum Tests’ breakdown of NCLEX questions into the Test Plan Concepts is already deeper and more thorough than any other online question bank I’ve reviewed. Platinum Tests appears to have all the components of a Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) exam, which is amazing and truly unique!”
– Kevin Pan RN, NCLEX-RN® Tester, KevinsReview.com
Platinum Tests Creation
We integrated the architecture, technology, and experience acquired over 10 years with EMSTesting to release our test prep version for Nursing students. The full program, just like EMSTesting, allows for computer based standardized testing plus real computer adaptive testing that mimics the NCLEX-RN® and now NCLEX-PN® examinations!
We took the necessary steps to making sure that PlatinumTests nursing content is unique and defendable by all academic rigors. Each author was selected based on industry expertise, background, and was required to participate in a test writing workshop before coming on board. We allowed them to select the topic and objectives they preferred to write questions about. Every author was tasked to write the stem (the actual body of the question) and identify a correct answer first. They were then instructed to draft three plausible distractors and the rational for the best answer.
Finally, each test writer had to estimate the reading level of the stem, define blooms taxonomy level and cut score online. While there were no timesheets kept, new content creators and season experts sometimes took 10-60 minutes to create each question before it was reviewed by two editors for syntax and medical accuracy.
Highlighted Platinum Tests Features
Adaptive Testing is designed to respond to the student taking the test. The difficulty of the next test item is based on the response from the previous test item. Our adaptive testing program continuously tests students until an average assessment of their ability is determined. Adaptive testing is meant to be difficult at times and should not be treated like normal static tests.
Questions are picked by difficulty based on your previous questions response.
An option to take a timed or untimed test. Timed tests better simulate the NCLEX® experience and tend to be more stressful.
Detailed test reports showing your strengths and weaknesses by content area along with your percentile ranking verses all other test takers.
All 7000+ Questions are reviewed monthly for accuracy along with their statistics.
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 PlatinumTests.
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.
Platinum Attendance Tracking is an opt-in feature that allows instructors to keep track of student attendance. School Administrators can customize the attendance tracking notifications that students will see on their dashboard and what the instructor can view. The attendance feature is also available on the Platinum Planner student mobile app!