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1 Assessment Technology Institute Dennis K. Haynes Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs Joliet Junior College

2 Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC (ATI) is an innovative assessment and remediation company. We specialize in Internet based, nationally standardized assessments in entrance screening; critical thinking; clinical content mastery and NCLEX© preparation. We provide tools for immediate, focused remediation and re-assessment as well as a complete NCLEX review and preparation course available on DVD.

3 Components to ATI CARP (Comprehensive Assessment and Review Program) Entrance/Orientation –Test of Essential Academic Skills (Reading, English, Math, Science) –Self-Assessment Inventory –Critical Thinking Assessment---Entrance –Quest for Academic Success Review Guide Content Mastery Series –Eight proctored specialty assessments –Eight clinical specialty review modules –Sixteen Internet-based, non-proctored student assessments –ATI-PLAN DVD series with 28+ hours of content review NCLEX Preparation/Exit –Comprehensive Predictor: Expectancy table probability of NCLEX success –Non-Proctored Comprehensive Assessment: 200 questions written off NLCES blueprint with 800 rationales –Ready-Set-RN NCLEX Preparation and Review Guide –Critical Thinking Assessment---Exit

4 GOAL 1 Increase NCLEX Passage Rates There has been an increase in NCLEX passage rates, but not all NCLEX scores have been published and passed on to the schools. Students who have been successful on NCLEX have reported using ATI materials for preparation. Other curriculum changes may have also contributed to the increase in NCLEX results (increased exam percentages). Future predictions: new ATI NCLEX review course will work in combination with ATI materials to help students prepare for NCLEX (review course will not be mandatory).

5 GOAL 2 Increase Retention by Incorporating ATI into the Nursing Curriculum Administer ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) to first semester nursing students, identify students at risk, and establish a plan for success. (tutoring) Monitor students progress throughout the curriculum by administering content mastery exams and set appropriate benchmarks. Establish structured remediation plan for individual students based on content mastery (Fall 2006).

6 GOAL 3 Program Evaluation Track aggregated curricular content data. Review curriculum based on data collected and NCLEX blueprint. Continue to utilize materials to reinforce students understanding of ATI utilization. Each nursing faculty member will incorporate one ATI activity into their course.

7 Joliet Junior Colleges response to Nursing critical skills shortages initiative

8 Role of Community College Involved in all phases of CSSI Major training provider Focused on retention and capacity needs Leveraging resources

9 Retention and Capacity Comprehensive Approach Retention/National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) Purchase ATI (Assessment Technology Institute) assessment based program for every 1 st and 2 nd year student Expected Outcomes –Increased retention rate –Increased NCLEX pass rate

10 Retention/NCLEX Current Retention Rate – 75% Two year goal – 90% Current NCLEX Pass rate – 78% Two year goal – 90%

11 Retention Results Students Students Sem.Admitted Successful % SP % FL % SP 05* % FL 05* % *ATI

12 NCLEX Pass Rate Oct – Mar 2004 Apr – Sep 2004 Oct – Mar 2005 Apr – Jun 2005* *ATI Pass Percentage 83%82%83%91%

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