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THE NURSING COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT SERVICE (NCAS) SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT/CONSULTANT APPLICATION FORM

 

The Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) maintains a pool of qualified subject matter experts and consultants in order to develop, evaluate and evolve our assessments. The information you provide will help ensure we have the breadth, depth and diversity of experience and knowledge required to enhance the excellence of our assessments.

 

Please note: this survey is six pages long and will take approximately 5–10 minutes to complete.

1. GENERAL INFORMATION
The fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory
Title:
*Home Address:
Address:
City:
Province:
Postal Code:
Gender:
*I am currently licensed as a:
I have also previously worked as a (select all that apply):
*I am interested in working as an SME or consultant in the following role (select all that apply):

Definitions

 

Item writing: develop computer-based assessment cases and questions, and simulation laboratory assessment scenarios.

 

Assessment blueprinting: refine the NCAS blueprint for each profession by identifying structural and contextual variables, weighting competency categories, and matching competencies to the three assessment tools.

 

Competency mapping: review the critical and demonstrable entry-level competencies to be assessed in each role, map the competencies to a common framework across the four professions, and identify and determine the level of indicators for measurement of these competencies.

 

Piloting/Field testing: administer the assessment tools to a representative sample of assessment takers. Collect information to assess if items are performing as intended and how well the items are likely to function operationally. Evaluate the assessment tools and make revisions based on the results.

 

Standard setting: develop and employ methodologies which ensure a high degree of confidence that assessment thresholds are appropriately assigned.

 

Quality assurance: ongoing projects to develop, evaluate and evolve the NCAS assessments.