Items writers contribute to questions and answers that appear on ANCC certification exams and participate in remote item writer training sessions. During the sessions, participants write exam items that conform to a set of criteria.
Standard Setting Panel
Standard setters attend a 2-day meeting at the ANCC headquarters and determine the passing score before an exam becomes available. ANCC covers travel expenses, hotel accommodations, and a per diem expense allowance.
Field testers complete a 175-item, computer-based field test, administered through remote proctoring by the ANCC Test Development Vendor. The purpose of the field test is to evaluate statistical properties of newly written test items. No preparation is required and all field testers receive financial compensation.