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




Project Description

Susan Bosher, Professor of English, was awarded a $7,500 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 impact of linguistic changes on 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 the native country, age on arrival in the U.S., years of education in the U.S., and length of residency in the U.S. have on the test performance of NNSE.

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