WHY MUNDENINTERACTIVE?

Munden Interactive is the first and only NREMT (National Registry Test) simulator!
Munden Interactive works by determining your level of competence and understanding of material set fourth by the National Registry. Students that use Munden Interactive are given questions with various levels of difficulty throughout the duration of the exam.

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Munden Interactive uses computer-based testing to track your students scores. Your students will have MANY options to track their learning progress.
  • NREMT test prepFeedback!
    First, your students will receive feedback on each test question, which is pretty much the standard nowadays.
     
  • National Registry Practice ExamStatistic and Percentage Graphs
    Next, your students will see their progression in the form of statistics and percentages as they make their way through the testing process.
     
  • National Registry Practice ExamCompiling Incorrect Answers
    Your student will also be able to retake test questions they missed, because incorrect test questions are saved and compiled into a separate file for easy access later.
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  • National Registry Practice ExamAreas of Weakness (TM)
    MundenInteractive.com has created what we call "Areas of Weakness" Your students will get to see their areas of weakness first hand, after they complete an exam Munden interactive will break down and show by percentage the students "Areas of Weakness. Incredible! Something every student wants and needs! Now you have the ability to Retake failed National Registry Questions and more!
     
  • National Registry Practice Exam(CAT) Computer adaptive Testing
    Finally, we also use (CAT) Computer adaptive Testing.
     
  • Each test question is given a Munden Interactive NREMT Computer based testing National Registry Exam Prep "Star" for it's level of difficulty. We have a five star rating system that is visible to the student. One "star" represents a level of difficulty that is easy. Five "stars" represents a level of difficulty that is the most difficult.
    During each exam the students will receive some questions that are more difficult than others, and our computer-based learning system will determine if the question is too difficult for the student or too easy, and adjust itself to the level of the student's abilities. If the student doesn't make a 70% proficiency level across "overall" our system does something the National Registry does not do. Our system will allow the student to see their score and determine what level they are at, where they are weak, and where the are failing! 

    MundenInteractive.com has created a system that will challenge the National Registry of EMTs exam! MundenInteractive.com will not only save your students from heartache, but save their money too! Give your students the learning advantage they deserve.

    Munden interactive the LEADER worldwide in computer-based testing!

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One of the most common questions I receive is "How does the National Registry of EMTS score it's Test/Exam?"

See below


Copyright The National Registry of EMTs (see their website for more details)

Q. What is computer adaptive testing?
A. Computer adaptive testing (CAT) is a method by which the computer selects items based on the ability of the test taker. The computer will select test questions for an individual based on how he/she answered previous questions. If the test taker answers a question correctly, his/her next test question will be incrementally more difficult. If the test taker answers a question incorrectly, his/her next question will be incrementally less difficult. In this manner, the difficulty of the questions an individual sees during the computer adaptive testing experience will be relatively close to his/her ability level, thus eliminating the mental and time burdens associated with answering very easy or very hard questions. This enables a more accurate, precise and fair evaluation of an individual with fewer questions.

The experience of taking a CAT can be loosely compared to participating in a high-jump event in a track-and-field competition. The high jumper, regardless of ability, quickly reaches a challenging level at which there is about an equal chance of clearing the bar or knocking it down. The high jumper does not have to waste physical energy or time to prove he/she can jump two feet when he/she has already demonstrated a consistent ability to jump more than four feet. The high jumper receives a score without having to jump over every possible lower height or every possible higher height. In the CAT testing experience, the questions are ranked from easy to difficult, and much like the high jump scenario above, the person's score is based on the point at which he/she consistently encounters questions that are too difficult.*
Q. Why did you change to computer based testing (CBT)?
A. The implementation of computer based testing strengthens the NREMT's commitment to serving the EMS community and providing a valid and reliable exam process. It also provides numerous benefits to candidates, educators, and others in the EMS community as well as the public, including:
  • More accurate, precise and fair evaluation of candidates' competency
  • Increased EMS professionalism
  • In most cases, next business day exam results
  • Increased scheduling flexibility
  • Fortified examination security
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Q. What is computer adaptive testing?
A. Computer adaptive testing (CAT) is a method by which the computer selects items based on the ability of the test taker. The computer will select test questions for an individual based on how he/she answered previous questions. If the test taker answers a question correctly, his/her next test question will be incrementally more difficult. If the test taker answers a question incorrectly, his/her next question will be incrementally less difficult. In this manner, the difficulty of the questions an individual sees during the computer adaptive testing experience will be relatively close to his/her ability level, thus eliminating the mental and time burdens associated with answering very easy or very hard questions. This enables a more accurate, precise and fair evaluation of an individual with fewer questions.

The experience of taking a CAT can be loosely compared to participating in a high-jump event in a track-and-field competition. The high jumper, regardless of ability, quickly reaches a challenging level at which there is about an equal chance of clearing the bar or knocking it down. The high jumper does not have to waste physical energy or time to prove he/she can jump two feet when he/she has already demonstrated a consistent ability to jump more than four feet. The high jumper receives a score without having to jump over every possible lower height or every possible higher height. In the CAT testing experience, the questions are ranked from easy to difficult, and much like the high jump scenario above, the person's score is based on the point at which he/she consistently encounters questions that are too difficult.*

* portions of description from www.microsoft.com/learning/downloads/adapt.doc
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Q. What is Item Response Theory (IRT)?
A. Item response theory (IRT) is a test performance theory that emphasizes the relationship between the mean item score and the level of ability or trait measured by the item.
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Q. How do I best explain computer based testing to my students?
A. The National Registry has prepared a DVD for distribution to education programs that provides information to you and your students regarding CBT, including how to apply for the test, how to prepare for the exam and what to expect when testing. You may also download the DVD contents:
 Learn More about Computer Based Testing
 Step-by-Step Instructions for Applying Online for the NREMT Test
 Tour a Pearson VUE Testing Center
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Q. How do students complete a National Registry application?
A. The National Registry has prepared an online application process via our Web site. Students can apply and monitor the process through the completion of their course. Verification of the application, including course completion and practical exam success is done electronically through our secure network.
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Q. How does a student register for an exam?
A. After a student completes his/her training program and the application is verified, the student will receive a confirmation and instructions on how to schedule the exam, via the Internet or a toll-free phone number.
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Q. Is there a time limit for the exam?
A. There is an overall time limit for each examination, just as with the paper and pencil tests. However, most candidates complete their exam prior to time running out.
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Q. Is there a time limit for each question?
A. No.
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Q. Can candidates take a break in the middle of the exam?
A. Yes, however extensive biometric security procedures will be in place to re-verify the candidate's identity prior to restarting the examination. If a candidate elects to leave the testing room for a break, time will not be extended.
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Q. Can candidates skip questions and then go back?
A. No.
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Q. Can a candidate purposely trick the program by missing a few questions to get easier ones for the remainder of the exam?
A. No. The design of CAT is to verify that the candidate meets the entry level skills to be certified as meeting the minimum competency standard. If a candidate deliberately misses questions, the algorithm will interpret the performance as below his/her ability and possibly below the passing standard.
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Q. What are the test center hours?
A. Test center hours vary. Pearson VUE has made a contractual commitment with the National Registry to provide evening and weekend testing opportunities.
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Q. Is my program advised of student results?
A. Yes. As part of the network between the National Registry, State EMS Offices and Education programs, you will receive summary information regarding your students electronically. This is available on our Web site as soon as it is available to the candidates.
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Q. How are practical exams handled?
A. The NREMT practical exam has not changed.
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Q. Will the student know at the end of the exam if they passed?
A. In most cases, exam results are available via the NREMT Web site the following business day.
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Q. Who do I contact if I have more questions?
A. Contact the National Registry. The Community Relations Department will be able to assist you with additional questions.
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Q. When can an advanced level (Intermediate and Paramedic) candidate take the practical exam?
A. Advanced level candidates (Intermediate and Paramedic) may take the psychomotor evaluation (practical exam) following completion of the didactic and laboratory portions of an approved program if permitted by the program director and the State EMS Licensing Agency.
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