Tamara Avi-Itzhak; Ability of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Practice Test to Estimate the Probability of First-Time Pass Status on the National Certification Exam. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(Supplement_2):6912185080p1-6912185080p8. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.015024.
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OBJECTIVE. To estimate the ability of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) practice test to predict first-time pass status on the NBCOT Occupational Therapist Registered exam.
METHOD. Performance ratios for the four NBCOT practice test domains were used to develop a logistic regression model for estimating the probability of first-time pass status on the NBCOT exam.
RESULTS. Of 65 students who graduated during academic years 2010–2013, 41 (63%) attained first-time pass status. The logistic regression model was a good fit. The variance explained ranged from 22% to 29%. The odds of first-time no-pass status were associated with performance ratios on Domains 1 and 2 but not Domains 3 and 4.
CONCLUSION. To maximize the probability of students’ attaining first-time pass status, faculty should consider ways to increase their exposure to the tasks and skills required for implementation of intervention plans (Domains 3 and 4).
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