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Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education

Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0826199515

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ISBN13: 978-0826199515
ISBN10: 0826199518
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 06
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co.
Published: 2006
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Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education - 2ND 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0826199515

Marilyn H. Oermann and Kathleen Gaberson

ISBN13: 978-0826199515
ISBN10: 0826199518
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 06
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co.

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

The second edition of Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education helps nursing educators measure and evaluate the level of learning that their students receive and aids them in altering their class plans. This award-winning book is the only book in nursing education that focuses entirely on evaluation and testing; explains how to prepare all types of test items; and explores how to assemble, administer, and analyze tests, measurement concepts, grading, and clinical evaluation.

Educators will learn the basics of how to plan for classroom testing, analyze test results, write all types of test items, incorporate methods for evaluating critical thinking, evaluate written assignments and clinical performance, and more. In addition, new content on development and evaluation of testing and distance education is included.

Directed toward teachers in nursing education programs and health care agencies, graduate students preparing for teaching roles, and nurses in clinical practice who teach others, this text is an essential resource for all health professionals involved in evaluation, measurement, and testing. This updated edition offers help with the many aspects of being a successful teacher of nursing.

  • Evaluating written assignments
  • Writing alternate item formats similar to the NCLEX
  • Developing tests that prepare students for licensure and certification
  • Strategies for evaluating different cognitive levels of learning
  • Evaluating written assignments and sample scoring rubrics
  • Up-to-the-minute information on testing in distance education environments with a special focus on internet and on-line based testing

Table of Contents

Evaluation, Measurement, and the Educational Process
Qualities of Effective Measurement Instruments
Planning for Classroom Testing
Selected-Response Test Items: True-False and Matching
Selected-Response Test Items: Multiple Choice and Multiple-Response
Constructed-Response Test Items: Completion (Fill-in-the-Blank) and Essay
Evaluation of Higher-Level Learning, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking: Context-Dependent Item Sets and Other Evaluation Strategies
Test Construction and Preparation of Students for Licensure and Certification Examinations
Assembling and Administering Tests
Scoring and Analyzing Tests
Evaluation of Written Assignments
Clinical Evaluation
Clinical Evaluation Methods
Social, Ethical, and Legal Issues
Interpreting Test Scores
Grading
Program Evaluation
Appendix A: Examples of Rating Forms for Clinical Evaluation
Appendix B: Codes of Ethics in Testing and Educational Measurement
Appendix C: 9 Priniciples of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning

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