Project Title

The Effects of Linguistic Modification of Multiple-Choice Nursing Exam Test Items on Test Performance of Non-Native and Native Speakers

Name of Award

Faculty Research & Scholarly Activities Grant

Date Awarded

6-1-2012

Department/School

English

Project Description

Susan Bosher, Professor of English was awarded a $7500 Faculty Research & Scholarly Activities grant to pursue research on the effects of linguistic modification of Multiple-Choice Nursing Exam Tests items. The primary purpose of this study is to determine the effects of linguistic modification of multiple choice test items on nursing course exams on the performance of nursing students who are non-native speakers of English (NNSE) and native speakers of English (NSE). A Secondary purpose of this study is to determine the effects of English language proficiency, years of schooling in native country, age on arrival in the U.S., years of schooling in the U.S., and length of residency in the U.S. on the test performance of NNSE.

For more information, contact Susan Bosher at sdbosher@stkate.edu

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