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Self Assessment Exam
TEE Comprehensive SAE Exam
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SAE Exam: TEE Comprehensive SAE Exam 
Exam Type: AMA SAE
Total Time Limit: 120 minutes
Text Time Limit: 60 minutes
Video Time Limit: 60 minutes
Number of SAE Points:
SAE Points
700 Points Available (1.25 Points per Foil)

The SAE Points are an indication of the difficulty of the exam. Each question is scored from 1-6 where 1 = easy and 6 = extremely difficult. The exams will be more difficult than CME Exams. While CME exams will test that you covered the material, Self Assessment Exams are intended to indicate that you have mastered and can clinically use the material.

Number of Questions: 140 Questions (60 Video Questions and 80 Text Questions)
Test Format:
Test Format
The exam has two sections: A Video question section and a Text question section. In the video section, the video portion will play the video intermittently (off and on) for 15 seconds. You will have 60 seconds to answer the video question. Video questions automatically advance to the next question. You cannot review/change old answers on the video portion of the exam. In the text portion of the exam questions do not automatically advance. You will have the Text Time Limit to answer all of the Text questions. You can review/change old answers. 45 seconds are allowed for Text questions. You can answer a Text question at any time.  
Passing Score: 70%
Max Number of Attempts: Unlimited
Exam Description
The TEE Comprehensive SAE Exam will cover questions from all of the TEE chapters from the advanced TEE section.  Advanced topics are not included in this exam.  The questions will test your ability to comprehend and apply the information.  The questions range from basic to highly advanced.  Basic questions are few in number but involve regurgitation of the material.  Advanced questions will require you to be able to apply the material in clinical situations.  Highly advanced questions require you to use the concepts from the chapters to answer a question but this material was not specifically covered in the chapters.  Since this is a more difficult exam than CME exams, please remember that when the exam is scored.

Good Luck!!

Exam Objectives
  • Test Examinee knowledge of Chapter Material
  • Test Examinee ability to apply chapter material
  • Test Examinee ability to apply concepts in chapters
  • Test Examinee ability to apply concepts to material not in chapters

Exam Scoring:
Exam Scoring
The Exam is scored as a Percentage of Correct Answers and is shown with the Average Exam Score.
The Exam is also Scored by Categories. Each question is given a point value, depending upon the difficulty of the question. If you answer the question correctly, then you will receive all of the points in that Category. Your totals are compared to the group total. If you answer all of the easy questions correctly then your score would be lower than if you answered the same number of questions that were more difficult. The category scoring system will give you an idea that, even though you may get a smiliar number of questions correct when compared to the average examinee, are you missing the "easy questions" or the "more difficult questions". The scoring system is below:
Points Used Question Characteristics
1 Required Item Knowledge (Examinee can reecall facts and/or basic concepts.)
2 Required Item Comprehension (Examinee demonstrates that they understand a topic or concept.)(Examinee can choose correct facts amoung similar but wrong facts.)
3 Required Item Application (Examinee uses knowledge to solve a problem)
(Examinee can perform a simple echocardiography calculation or can interpret simple diseases via pattern recognition.)
4 Required Item Analysis (Ability to break an idea into components and userstand their relationship) (Complex Echo Calc, Requires competing interpretation of facts to arrive at the correct answer.)
5 Required Item

Synthesis (Examinee has an ability to create new pattern/idea out of existing knowledge.)

(Examinee is able to diagnose or design therapy that is not specifically covered but is implied by content.)

(Examinee can use concepts to sove problems not specifically covered in the content.)

6 Required Item Evaluation (Examinee has an ability to make informed judgements about the value of new ideas.)

(Examinee has an ability to make a diagnosis and arrive a treatment plan using outcome data.)

(Examinee is able to value facts and concepts that all may be true, but, is able to choose the Best or Most True facts and arrive at the Best therapy.)

7   Creation (Examineed has an ability to create new knowledge.)
Exam Directions:
Exam Directions
An image of a sample question is shown below. Familiarize yourself with the format. The exam title, question number, question type, question, foils, answer box, time left for exam, the next/previous buttons are presented in a consistent format. Feel free to take the sample exams prior to taking a chapter exam. To begin:
1. Click on the exam you wish to take.
2. All questions are Multiple Choice or True/False questions.
3. Read the question and look at the image, animation or video, if present.
  SAE Question Format
4. Answer the question and click on the Next Question button
In the video section, a Next Video Question button will be present. If you click on this button you will go to the next video BUT YOU WILL LOSE THE TIME YOU HAD LEFT FOR THAT QUESTION!
You can click on the Previous Question button to view the previous question.
You can also click on the Question Number Link on the question/answer list at the bottom of the page to go to a specific question.
5. After you have answered all of the question, click on the Grade Exam button to grade the exam.
6. Check your score and see how you compare against others.
7. If you passed the exam, you can print or save your SAE Certificate. ( SAE Certificate PDF Format)
Your SAE Certificate of Completion is aways in your account section.
If your subscription expires, just log in and go to your account section to get SAE Certificates.
8. Check your wrong answers by click on the View Wrong Answers Link on the grade exam page.
  If you exit the exam, the exam will be automatically saved. To resume the exam, just enter the same SAE exam and if a saved exam exists, then it will be resumed at the point you left off. Also, when you log into e-echocardiography, all prior exams that you have passed or saved are listed. You will get SAE credit on the first sucessful completion of the SAE exam. You can take the exam as many times as you desire.
NOTE: The SAE exams are typically timed exams so the directions below do apply.
  If your exam is a timed exam, a timer will appear showing the total time left and, if your status bar is displayed, the exam time left will apprear there also.

If your exam is timed, you will have 60 seconds to answer the video question. If the video is set to be intermittent, the video will appear/disappear every 15 seconds. At the end of 60 seconds, you will be advanced to the next question. Therefore, for timed/video question, the Next Question and Previous Question and Grade Exam buttons will not appear, except for a Next Video Question button. Click on the Next Video Question button to go to the next timed video, however, you will lose the time you had left for that question.

At the bottom of the screen, a list of questions and your answers will be displayed. To go to a particular question, just click on the question number. If the question number does not appear as a link then you have either, not visited that question yet, or it is a video question in a timed exam. For timed, video questions, you cannot revisit the video questions.
Please click Start New Exam or Resume Exam (if present)
  Public users can only do the example exams.