FSAT Questions Needed

A message from the COFSE President:

The American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) has announced that about 120 questions on the FSAT have to be replaced. This is due to the overlap between the FSAT and the general ABC test. Some of your programs use the FSAT exam as an assessment tool. I am requesting that you submit new FSAT questions at http://www.criminalistics.com/submit-an-fsat-test-question.html. Let us know if you do submit questions. Alternatively, you can send a question to COFSE (cofse.ed@gmail.com) and we will submit it for you.

If enough questions are submitted this year, ABC will hold an educators meeting at the AAFS annual meeting in New Orleans to vet the submitted questions. This is your chance to influence the content of the FSAT. To get 120 usable questions obviously many more questions will have to be submitted. Although Mike Healy of ABC told us that the provision of references for the FSAT questions is optional, it would be great if you could provide at least one reference (article, text or web) for your question. Mike also said that ABC does not want questions with answers like "all of the above" or "none of the above". You might consider having students in your courses create questions as a class exercise.