Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education

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Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education

SKU# 9780826195555

Fourth Edition

Author: Marilyn H. Oermann PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, Kathleen B. Gaberson PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE, ANEF

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Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase!

This book should be required reading for all educators! It is necessary for educators to keep pace with the changing dynamics of learners and this book provides insights into how to achieve this goal."--Doody's Medical Reviews

Praise for the Third Edition:

"Without question, this book should be on every nurse educator's bookshelf."
--Nursing Education Perspectives

The "gold standard" for evaluation and testing in nursing education, this revision helps educators measure and evaluate the level of learning that their students have achieved and presents fundamental concepts of what constitutes reliable tools and rubrics for measuring students' classroom and clinical performance. It describes how to develop a test blueprint and to assemble, administer, write, and score all types of tests and test questions, and analyze tests and test performance for both classroom and clinical evaluation. It includes guidelines for preventing cheating, and for conducting productive posttest discussions. The book offers strategies for evaluating higher cognitive levels of learning and for evaluating written assignments with sample scoring rubrics. The book explores important social, ethical, and legal issues associated with testing and evaluation. The text meets NLN Certification Competency #3: Use Assessment & Evaluation Strategies (15% of CNE Test BluePrint).

New to the Fourth edition:

  • Expanded coverage of essential concepts in assessment, evaluation, and testing in nursing classroom and clinical education
  • A new chapter on online testing, with and without an online teaching platform such as BlackBoard, standardized online testing packages, establishing valid online-based testing, and related issues
  • Current research, references, and new examples
  • Stronger focus on evaluating higher level cognitive functions
  • Additional test preparation for NCLEX and other certification tests
  • Development of test items that prepare students for licensure and certification exams, including discussion of innovative items being piloted for possible use on the NCLEX
  • Expanded coverage on establishing rubrics for assessing written assignments
  • New information on using simulation for "High Stakes Testing"
  • Online teaching guide that includes PowerPoint slides, sample core syllabus, and learner activities

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 11, 2013
  • Page Count 450
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826195555
  • EISBN 9780826195562

Table of Contents 

Preface

PART I: BASIC CONCEPTS OF ASSESSMENT

1 Assessment and the Educational Process

2 Qualities of Effective Assessment Procedures

PART II: TESTING AND OTHER ASSESSMENT METHODS

3 Planning for Testing

4 True–False and Matching

5 Multiple-Choice and Multiple-Response

6 Short-Answer (Fill-in-the-Blank) and Essay

7 Assessment of Higher Level Learning

8 Test Construction and Preparation of Students for

Licensure and Certification Examinations

9 Assessment of Written Assignments

PART III: ELEMENTS OF TEST CONSTRUCTION,

ADMINISTRATION, AND ANALYSIS

10 Assembling and Administering Tests

11 Online Testing and Assessment of Learning

12 Scoring and Analyzing Tests

PART IV: CLINICAL EVALUATION

13 Clinical Evaluation

14 Clinical Evaluation Methods

PART V: ISSUES RELATED TO TESTING, GRADING, AND

OTHER EVALUATION CONCEPTS

15 Social, Ethical, and Legal Issues

16 Interpreting Test Scores

17 Grading

18 Program Assessment

APPENDICES

Appendix A: Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education

Appendix B: National League for Nursing Fair Testing

Guidelines for Nursing Education

Appendix C: Code of Professional Responsibilities

in Educational Measurement

Appendix D: Standards for Teacher Competence

in Educational Assessment of Students

Appendix E: Educational Assessment Knowledge and

Skills for Teachers

Index

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