The only text to comprehensively address the assessment of student learning, as well as the evaluation of instructor and program effectiveness, in a wide variety of settings.
Long considered the gold standard for evaluation and testing in nursing education, the sixth edition of this classic text provides expert and comprehensive guidance for educators in the assessment of student learning in a wide variety of settings, as well as the evaluation of instructor and program effectiveness. It presents fundamental measurement and evaluation concepts that will aid nurse educators in the design, critique, and use of appropriate tests and evaluation tools. Important social, ethical, and legal issues associated with testing and evaluation also are explored, including the prevention of cheating and academic policies for testing, grading, and progression.Written by experts in the field of nursing education, Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education features practical advice on the development of test blueprints; creation of all types of test items, including next-generation NCLEX-type items; the assembly, administration, and scoring of tests; test and item analyses and how to use analyses to interpret and improve tests; evaluation of higher levels of learning; assessment of written assignments; and suggestions for creating tests in online courses and programs. An entire section is devoted to clinical evaluation process and methods, including the use of simulation for assessment and high-stakes evaluation; clinical evaluation in distance settings; and the use of technology for remote evaluation of clinical performance. The text meets the NLN CNE Certification Competency #3: Use Assessment & Evaluation Strategies.
New to This Edition:
Expanded coverage of test item analysis and how to use analyses to interpret and improve tests
Expanded coverage of clinical evaluation processes and methods
Guidance on how to work with part-time clinical educators and preceptors to ensure that evaluation processes are followed consistently
Expanded content on the construction and administration of online tests
Tips for adapting test-bank items and other item-writing resources
Guidelines for the design of academic policies for academic integrity, testing, grading, and progression
Describes how to develop test blueprints and assemble, administer, write, and analyze tests
Provides guidelines for the selection of standardized tests for a nursing curriculum
Details how to evaluate written assignments with sample scoring rubrics
Includes a robust ancillary package: Instructor Manual with sample syllabus, course modules, learning activities, discussion questions, assessment strategies, and online resources; chapter PowerPoint slides; and a collection of sample test items
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