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Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education

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Praise for the second edition: ""Both novices and experts will find this book an invaluable compendium of useful strategies"" -Suzanne P. Smith, EdD, RN, FAAN, Editor in Chief, The Journal of Nursing Administration The third edition of "Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education" presents fundamental concepts of what constitutes reliable tools to use in measuring students' classroom and clinical performance. This award-winning book describes concepts of evaluation, measurement, and testing in nursing education; qualities of effective measurement instruments; how to write all types of test items and establish clinical performance parameters and benchmarks; and how to evaluate critical thinking in written assignments and clinical performance.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Basic Conceptsp. 1
Assessment and the Educational Processp. 3
Qualities of Effective Assessment Proceduresp. 29
Classroom Testingp. 55
Planning for Classroom Testingp. 57
Selected-Response Test Items: True-False and Matchingp. 83
Selected-Response Test Items: Multiple-Choice and Multiple-Responsep. 95
Constructed-Response Test Items: Short Answer (Fill-in-the-Blank) and Essayp. 117
Assessment of Higher Level Learning: Context-Dependent Item Sets and Other Assessment Methodsp. 139
Test Construction and Preparation of Students for Licensure and Certification Examinationsp. 167
Elements of Test Construction, Administration, and Analysisp. 187
Assembling and Administering Testsp. 189
Scoring and Analyzing Testsp. 209
Written Assignments and Clinical Evaluationp. 227
Assessment of Written Assignmentsp. 229
Clinical Evaluationp. 245
Clinical Evaluation Methodsp. 263
Issues Related to Testing, Grading, and Other Evaluation Conceptsp. 325
Social, Ethical, and Legal Issuesp. 327
Interpreting Test Scoresp. 343
Gradingp. 359
Program Assessmentp. 387
Appendicesp. 407
Code of Fair Testing Practices in Educationp. 409
Code of Professional Responsibilities in Educational Measurementp. 417
Standards for Teacher Competence in Educational Assessment of Studentsp. 427
Indexp. 429
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