Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-11-14
  • Publisher: Springer Pub Co
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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 pr

Author Biography

Kathleen B. Gaberson is Professor, Chair of the Department of Nursing Education, and Director of Nursing at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV. Marilyn H. Oermann is a Professor in the College of Nursing, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1. Evaluation, Measurement, and the Educational Process
2. Qualities of Effective Measurement Instruments
3. Planning for Classroom Testing
4. Selected-Response Test Items: True-False and Matching
5. Selected-Response Test Items: Multiple-Choice and Multiple-Response
6. Constructed-Response Test Items: Completion (Fill-in-the-Blank) and Essay
7. Evaluation of Higher-Level Learning, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking: Context-Dependent Item Sets and Other Evaluation Strategies
8. Test Construction and Preparation of Students for Licensure and Certification Examinations
9. Assembling and Administering Tests
10. Scoring and Analyzing Tests 171(14)
11. Evaluation of Written Assignments 185(14)
12. Clinical Evaluation 199(14)
13. Clinical Evaluation Methods 213(38)
14. Social, Ethical, and Legal Issues 251(12)
15. Interpreting Test Scores 263(14)
16. Grading 277(26)
17. Program Evaluation 303(18)
Appendix A Examples of Rating Forms for Clinical Evaluation 321(44)
Appendix B Codes of Ethics in Testing and Educational Measurement 365(18)
Appendix C 9 Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning 383(4)
Index 387

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