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Navigate TestPrep: EMT Can Predict and Impact First-Time Pass Rates on National Certification Exams

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on 10/23/12 7:57 AM

Did you know that users of Navigate TestPrep: EMT have outperformed the national average of first-time pass rates on the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification exam? Or that Navigate TestPrep: EMT can predict the probability of passing the NREMT exam? Recently, Jones & Bartlett Learning surveyed 665  users. Take a look at the results:

First time pass rate on NREMT certification exam is 14% higher among Navigate TestPrep: EMT users than on average nationally

How did Navigate TestPrep: EMT impact first attempt pass rates?

Users said:

“I doubt I would have passed the National Registry Exam on my ­first attempt without [it].”

“…really helped me I believe. They taught in our program to study hard with [Navigate TestPrep: EMT] and we [would] pass the ­ first time. They told us it was the best way to study for the National Registry Exam. Both my friend and I passed on the first attempt.”

“…made a massive difference in my class scores and I ­ firmly believe it was the reason I passed my National Registry Exam on the ­ first try.”

“…a very big help in passing the National Registry Exam. I would recommend all EMS students to use this for a study guide and for preparing for the test.”

“I felt [it] did help me succeed. Thank you!”

Navigate TestPrep: EMT can predict the probability of passing the NREMT certification exam

A Logistic Regression Model was used to predict the probability of passing the NREMT certification exam based on students’ best attempt scores for a sample of 572 Navigate TestPrep: EMT users.

Prob (1st Time Pass) = 1 / 1 + e^(1.246 – 0.034 * Best Attempt Score)

Here is a breakdown of our findings:

  • The probability of a student with a score of 30 on the Navigate TestPrep: EMT simulated certification exam to pass the NREMT certification exam on the first attempt is .44.
  • The probability of a student with a score of 100 on the Navigate TestPrep: EMT simulated certification exam to pass the NREMT certification exam on the first attempt is .90.
  • The passing probability for a student with a score of 100 on the Navigate TestPrep: EMT simulated certification exam is almost twice as high as for a student with a score of 30.

In addition, the average score on Navigate TestPrep: EMT is significantly higher for those students who passed the NREMT’s certification exam on their first attempt (89 points) than for those who failed on their first attempt (83 points).

Navigate TestPrep: EMT simulates the NREMT certification exam

Users said:

“The questions were worded very similar to how the National Registry Exam was so I was more prepared in how to answer the questions.”

“The questions were very similar to the real test, and the different sections were designed to help me learn how to test well.”

“Without the assistance of [Navigate TestPrep], I would have struggled with the test format.  However, [it] really drove home the concepts I learned and was instrumental in preparing me mentally for the testing format of the National Registry Exam.”

“…set up just like the real exam. It prepared me to study in the exact way and format.”

“The questions were very similar to the National Registry Exam and that helped a lot.”

Users said:

“I recommend all EMT students use this as a study guide and for preparing them for the test.”

“…made a massive difference in my class scores…”

“I recommend it to all who plan to take the test…”

“The [NREMT] test was easy after using Navigate TestPrep.”

“I would like to use this again for re-certification testing.”

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Topics: Online, Certification, EMS, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), First Responder, Test Prep, Paramedic