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):6912185080. https://doi.org/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).
Gather information regarding factors that influence occupational performance
Formulate conclusions regarding the client’s needs and priorities to develop a client-centered intervention plan
Select and implement evidence-based interventions to support participation in areas of occupation (e.g., activities of daily living, education, work, play, leisure, social participation) throughout the continuum of care
Uphold professional standards and responsibilities to promote quality in practice.
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