Many of you have noticed a new platform addition entitled PlatinumTests. This new web based mobile friendly site provides us a platform to provide valid and reliable testing for a myriad of different healthcare industries. We are excited about this new venture to take testing to another level!
Currently, PlatinumTests houses our NCLEX-RN® study prep program. We integrated the architecture, technology, and experience acquired over 10 years to release our test prep version for RN students. The platform currently has over 3,000 objective based test questions written and review by industry experts. The full program, just like EMSTesting, allows for computer based standardized testing plus real computer adaptive testing that mimics the NCLEX-RN® examination!
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. Then 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.
Since 2002, Platinum Educational Group (PEG) has been answering the call for innovative solutions that increase medical educator’s productivity and improve student success around the globe. Thanks to the hard work of an incredible team and valuable input from our colleagues, we have earned a reputation of being the testing, scheduling, and skills tracking experts in emergency medicine, nursing, and allied health.
As an outside observer on the hardcore development process, I am absolutely amazed at the discipline and ethics demonstrated by those who worked at bringing PlatinumTests to the point it is today. From the foundation of building the website to the students who are taking pilot tests to validate our material, you can be confident our team has done the heavy lifting again for our brothers in sisters in the educational setting.
A special thanks goes out to CEO Douglas Smith, who saw the vision for the first phase of PlatinumTests and made sure our compass was always pointing north. In the next quarter we are inviting nurse educators, students, and staff to try it out and help make it great. Want to know more? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. We invite you to become a part of our educational journey.