Is the Advanced Anatomy and Physiology Test Right for My Classes?

Anatomy and Physiology is one of the most popular modules within the HealthCenter21 curriculum system.

Over the years, teachers have adapted the Anatomy and Physiology module for many different purposes, including:

  • Introducing concepts to middle school students
  • Teaching the basics in foundational courses
  • Supplementing lessons in year-long anatomy and physiology courses
  • Reviewing for HOSA events
  • Reviewing for certification exams

However, many teachers have expressed the need for more rigorous content and assessments for anatomy and physiology topics.

To help fill this gap, we created an advanced Anatomy and Physiology module test.

This advanced test could be a great option for many health science teachers to implement, however it’s not the best fit for every health science class.

So how do you know if the advanced Anatomy and Physiology test is right for your students?

In this article, we’ll answer your questions about the differences between the standard and advanced module tests.

You’ll also find recommendations on who the advanced Anatomy and Physiology test is a good fit for.

To start, watch this video from Ken Richard for a brief overview of the advanced Anatomy and Physiology module test:

 

 


What’s the Difference Between the Standard and Advanced Anatomy and Physiology Module Test?

When comparing the standard and advanced Anatomy and Physiology module tests, you'll find three key differences:

  1. The number of questions
  2. The type of questions
  3. The depth of knowledge and rigor

The most straightforward difference between these two tests is the number of questions.

The standard Anatomy and Physiology module test consists of 25 questions, with one or two questions for each unit in the module.

The advanced Anatomy and Physiology module test includes 100 questions, meaning it has seven or eight questions for each unit.

Additionally, the advanced test includes questions with images -- something the standard module test does not have.

These image-based questions were added specifically at the request from our teachers to help measure how well students can recall different parts of the body.

The final difference between the standard and advanced Anatomy and Physiology tests is the depth of knowledge measured with each assessment.

With 100 questions, the advanced test assesses a broader scope and deeper understanding of how to apply the knowledge learned in the module.

Specifically, 54% of the advanced test questions are categorized as “level 2” questions according to Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DoK) framework.

The image below shows examples of level 1 and level 2 questions from the advanced test:

webbs-depth-of-knowledge-example-questions

Instead of simply asking students to recall information, level 2 questions ask students to analyze what they have learned and apply it to answer the questions.

As a result, level 2 questions may require students to convert information from one form to another, interpret problems, consider cause and effect, or interpret relationships between concepts.

Now that you have an idea of how the advanced test differs from the standard one, we’ll answer

Who Is the Advanced Anatomy and Physiology Test a Good Fit For?

As an optional assessment, any teacher can choose to use the advanced module test in their classes.

While anyone can use the advanced test, we do have recommendations on who it may and may not be appropriate for.

In general, the advanced Anatomy and Physiology test was created for teachers who want more rigor in the Anatomy and Physiology module.

So, if you teach advanced health science courses or are preparing your students for certifications, the advanced Anatomy and Physiology test could be a good fit.

If you teach students in 8th-10th grade introductory courses, we recommend you assign the standard module test.

Add the Advanced Anatomy and Physiology Module Test to Your Classes Today!

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