Introducing the Annual NCLEX® Program Reports


We are pleased to announce the release of the Annual NCLEX® Program Reports. The Annual NCLEX Program Reports provide information about the performance of a nursing program's graduates over the course of an entire year. That's six months longer than the reports that have been provided up until now. These reports will benefit nursing programs by providing a larger, more stable group of students by which to make comparisons.

The new annual reports are especially exciting news for smaller nursing programs which graduate at least 10 students each year. Now these programs can receive complete information in Chapter 4 (NCLEX Test Plan Report) and Chapter 5 (Content Dimension Reports). This is especially exciting news for smaller nursing programs which graduate at least 10 students each year. Now these programs can receive complete information in Chapter 4 (NCLEX Test Plan Report) and Chapter 5 (Content Dimension Reports).

As part of the new offering, the reporting period now runs from April 1 to March 31. As a result, 2010-2011 will be a transitional year.

During 2010-2011, we are offering special Introductory Annual NCLEX Program Reports subscriptions. These subscriptions include not only the 2010-2011 Annual NCLEX Program Reports (covering students testing between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011) but also a complimentary Spring edition of the 2010-2011 Semi-Annual NCLEX Program Reports (covering students testing between October 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011).

Beginning in 2011-2012, nursing programs will be able to choose between an Annual Subscription or a Semi-Annual Subscription. Programs interested in maximizing the benefits of NCLEX Program Reports will be able to purchase a Joint Subscription, which includes both the Annual and the Semi-Annual NCLEX Program Reports. Joint Subscriptions are offered at a 50% price reduction for the second subscription.

Q: What are the Annual NCLEX Program Reports?

A: The Annual NCLEX Program Reports are the latest tool in nursing program evaluation providing information about the performance of students testing over a one-year period from April 1 to March 31. The Annual NCLEX Program Reports contain the same design, format and content as previous NCLEX Program Reports. The Annual NCLEX Program Reports benefit all nursing education programs by providing feedback on the performance of graduates over an entire year. This information may be particularly useful for longitudinal tracking and program accreditation.

Q: How will the Annual NCLEX Program Reports benefit my program?

A1: The Annual NCLEX Program Reports provide normative feedback based on the past twelve (12) months of data. Since nursing education programs graduate students at different times throughout the year, the characteristics of the norming sample used for the annual reports are different than the norming sample used on the semi-annual reports. For example, the cohort of nursing students testing in New Hampshire during the 2009-2010 year (Apr 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010) may be very different than the cohort of nursing students testing in New Hampshire between Oct 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010. These differences include the fact that only a few programs in New Hampshire graduate students after the Fall semester.

The result of the differences between the semi-annual and annual norming samples will be most evident in the results provided in Chapter 4 (NCLEX Test Plan Report) and Chapter 5 (Content Dimension Reports). Since both sets of norming samples provide valuable feedback, nursing programs will optimize their benefit by ordering both the Semi-Annual and the Annual NCLEX Program Reports.

A2: The Annual NCLEX Program Reports are of particular benefit to nursing programs that have less than 10 students test each six-month reporting period and at least 10 students test each year. A hypothetical example is shown below.

Number of Students Testing in Smaller Nursing Program

Apr 1, 2010 - Sept 30, 2010 Oct 1, 2010 - Mar 31, 2011 Apr 1, 2010 - Mar 31, 2011
8 7 8+7=15

Since there are not enough students testing in each reporting period to provide inferentially stable statistics, nursing programs like the one depicted in the table above typically receive Semi-Annual NCLEX Program Reports that are incomplete in Chapter 4 (NCLEX Test Plan Report) and Chapter 5 (Content Dimension Reports). With the Annual NCLEX Program Reports, enough students tested during the year to calculate inferentially stable statistics thereby providing complete information in Chapter 4 (NCLEX Test Plan Report) and Chapter 5 (Content Dimension Reports).

Q: When will the Annual NCLEX Program Reports be available?

A: Users can now order a 2010-2011 NCLEX Program Reports subscription which includes the first edition of the Annual NCLEX Program Reports. The first edition will cover students testing between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011 and will be available for download in May, 2011. The 2010-2011 NCLEX Program Reports subscription also includes the Spring 2011 edition of the Semi-Annual NCLEX Program Reports.

Q: What comes with the 2010-2011 NCLEX Program Reports Subscription, and why is it different?

A: The 2010-2011 NCLEX Program Reports subscription includes two reports, the first edition of the Annual NCLEX Program Reports (covering students testing between April 1, 2010, and March 31, 2011) and the Spring 2011 edition of the Semi-Annual NCLEX Program Reports (covering students testing between October 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011).

This subscription is being offered as both a special introductory subscription to the Annual NCLEX Program Reports and a transitional subscription for the Semi-Annual NCLEX Program Reports. By ordering this subscription, programs will ensure that there is no gap in the longitudinal tracking of their students as the reporting period shifts, while also getting a copy of the first edition of the Annual NCLEX Program Reports.

See the About page for more information about the subscription cycle and reporting period.

Q: Will a Semi-Annual NCLEX Program Reports subscription still be available?

A: Yes, but the reporting period has changed to April 1 through March 31.

See the About page for more information about the subscription cycle and reporting period.

Q: Why has the reporting period changed?

A: The NCLEX examination occasionally undergoes changes such as a modification to the NCLEX Test Plan. These changes typically go into effect on April 1. The NCLEX Program Reports subscription cycle is changing to align with this. By doing so, the prior year comparison data found in Chapter 4 (NCLEX Test Plan Report) and Chapter 5 (Content Dimension Reports) will be available more quickly following NCLEX examination changes.

Q: Can I order both a Semi-Annual and Annual NCLEX Program Reports Subscription for the same year?

A: Yes. You will also receive a 50% discount on the second subscription (which only applies to subscription from the same reporting period). This subscription is called a Joint Semi-Annual and Annual NCLEX Program Reports subscription.

Q: What is the cost of an NCLEX Program Reports subscription?


2009-2010 and before Semi-Annual Reports — 2 Reports per subscription
NCLEX–RN $300 Oct 1-March 31 & April 1-Sept 30
NCLEX–PN $200 Oct 1-March 31 & April 1-Sept 30
2010-2011 Special Edition Annual Report + Free Spring Report — 2 Reports
NCLEX–RN $300 April 1, 2010-March 31, 2011 &
Oct 1, 2010-March 31, 2011
NCLEX–PN $200 April 1, 2010-March 31, 2011 &
Oct 1, 2010-March 31, 2011
2011-2012 and after Semi-Annual Reports — 2 Reports per subscription
NCLEX–RN $300 April 1-Sept 30 & Oct 1-March 31
NCLEX–PN $200 April 1-Sept 30 & Oct 1-March 31
Annual Reports — 1 Report per subscription
NCLEX–RN $300 April 1-March 31
NCLEX–PN $200 April 1-March 31
Joint Annual & Semi-Annual Reports — 3 Reports per subscription
NCLEX–RN $450 April 1-Sept 30 & Oct 1-March 31 & April 1-March 31
NCLEX–PN $300 April 1-Sept 30 & Oct 1-March 31 & April 1-March 31

Notices

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2020-10-15 - Mountain Measurement is pleased to announce the Fall 2020 Series of web-based NCLEX® Program Reports Professional Development Seminars, scheduled for October and November.
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