The fourth edition of the "gold standard" for evaluation and testing in nursing education helps educators measure and evaluate the level of learning that their students have achieved and presents fundamental concepts of what constitutes reliable tools for measuring students' classroom and clinical performance. The text presents the concepts of assessment, measurement, evaluation, and testing and explains how to prepare all types of tests including the alternate-format NCLEX test items. It describes how to assemble, administer, and analyze tests and test performance for both classroom and clinical evaluation. The book also provides strategies for evaluating higher cognitive levels of learning and for evaluating written assignments with sample scoring rubrics.
New to the 4th edition:
"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."
-- Viki Hedderick, DEd, MSN, BSN (Edinboro University of Pennsylvania)
"Without question, this book should be on every nurse educator's bookshelf."
-- Nursing Education Perspectives Doody's Review - previous Edition
"An invaluable resource for theoretical and practical application of evaluation and testing of clinical nursing students. Graduate students and veteran nurses preparing for their roles as nurse educators will want to add this book to their library."
-- Doody's Review - previous Edition
"...has again given us philosophical, theoretical and social/ethical frameworks for understanding assessment and measurement, as well as fundamental knowledge to develop evaluation tools for individual students and academic programs."
-- Nancy F. Langston, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing - previous edition
The audience includes all levels of nurse educators, from novices to more seasoned faculty. It is also a great learning tool for those entering the field of education.