Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education

The Nurse Educator's Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes, 3rd Edition

  • Mary E. McDonald
  • ISBN-10: 1449687679
  • ISBN-13: 9781449687670
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
Request a Copy for Review


About the Product

The Nurse Educator's Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes, Third Edition is a widely-used resource for both faculty and nursing education students that covers the assessment of critical thinking, the development of learning objectives, and the creation of tests, including detailed tips for writing many kinds of individual test items. The book also covers the analysis of test reliability. Examples of effective and ineffective test items are included throughout to help faculty and nurse educators deepen their understanding of how to create effective tests and assess student learning. This new edition addresses the increased pressure that NCLEX and other certification exams are placing on nursing students and faculty, and reflects the most recent updates to the NCLEX Detailed Test Plan. Each chapter has been updated with timely information and examples.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Role of Assessment in Instruction
Chapter 2: The Language of Assessment
Chapter 3: Developing Instructional Objectives
Chapter 4: Implementing Systematic Test Development
Chapter 5: Selected-Response Format: Developing Multiple Choice Items
Chapter 6: Writing Critical Thinking Multiple-Choice Items
Chapter 7: Selected-Response Format: Developing True-False and Matching Items
Chapter 8: Constructed-Response Format: Developing Short-Answer and Essay Items
Chapter 9: Assembling, Administering, and Scoring a Test
Chapter 10: Preparing Students for the Licensure Exam: The Importance of NCLEX
Chapter 11: Establishing Evidence of Reliability and Validity
Chapter 12: Interpreting Test Results
Chapter 13: Laboratory and Clinical Evaluation
Chapter 14: Assigning Grades
Chapter 15: Instituting Item Banking and Test Development Software