Title Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education, 6/e
Author Marilyn H. Oermann, Kathleen B. Gaberson
ISBN 9780826135742
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 440
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2021
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The only text to comprehensively address the assessment of student learning in a wide variety of settings.

Long considered the gold standard for evaluation and testing in nursing education, the sixth edition of this classic text provides expert, comprehensive guidance in the assessment of student learning in a wide variety of settings, as well as the evaluation of instructor and program effectiveness. It presents fundamental measurement and evaluation concepts that will aid nurse educators in the design, critique, and use of appropriate tests and evaluation tools. Important social, ethical, and legal issues associated with testing and evaluation also are explored, including the prevention of cheating and academic policies for testing, grading, and progression.

Written by experts in the field of nursing education, Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education features practical advice on the development of test blueprints; creation of all types of test items, including next-generation NCLEX-style items; the assembly, administration, and scoring of tests; test/item analyses and interpretation; evaluation of higher levels of learning; assessment of written assignments; and suggestions for creating tests in online courses and programs. An entire section is devoted to clinical evaluation processes and methods, including the use of simulation for assessment and high-stakes evaluation, clinical evaluation in distance settings, and the use of technology for remote evaluation of clinical performance. The text meets the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator Competency #3: Use Assessment and Evaluation Strategies.


New to the Sixth Edition:

  • Expanded coverage of test item analysis and interpretation
  • Expanded coverage of clinical evaluation processes and methods
  • Guidance on how to work with part-time clinical educators and preceptors to ensure that evaluation processes are followed consistently
  • Tips for adapting test bank items and other item-writing resources
  • Guidelines for the design of academic policies for academic integrity, testing, grading, and progression

Key Features:

  • Describes how to develop test blueprints and assemble, administer, write, and analyze tests
  • Provides guidelines for the selection of standardized tests for a nursing curriculum
  • Details how to evaluate written assignments with sample scoring rubrics



Instructor’s Resources

PART I. Concepts of Assessment

Chapter 1. Assessment and the Educational Process

Chapter 2. Qualities of Effective Assessment Procedures: Validity, Reliability, and  Usability

PART II. Testing and Other Assessment Methods

Chapter 3. Planning for Testing

Chapter 4. True–False and Matching

Chapter 5. Multiple-Choice and Multiple-Response

Chapter 6. Short-Answer (Fill-in-the-Blank) and Essay

Chapter 7. Assessment of Higher Level Learning

Chapter 8. Test Construction and Preparation of Students for NCLEX® and Certification Examinations

Chapter 9. Assessment of Written Assignments

PART III. Test Construction and Analysis

Chapter 10. Assembling, Administering, and Scoring Tests

Chapter 11. Testing and Evaluation in Online Courses and Programs

Chapter 12. Test and Item Analysis: Interpreting Test Results

PART IV. Clinical Evaluation

Chapter 13. Clinical Evaluation Process

Chapter 14. Clinical Evaluation Methods

Chapter 15. Simulation and Objective Structured Clinical Examination for Assessment

PART V. Issues Related to Testing and Evaluation in Nursing Education

Chapter 16. Social, Ethical, and Legal Issues

Chapter 17. Grading

Chapter 18. Program Evaluation and Accreditation


Appendix A: Quick Reference Guide for Writing Different Types of Test Items With Examples

Appendix B: Testing Resources for Nurse Educators

Appendix C: Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education

Appendix D: National League for Nursing Fair Testing Guidelines for Nursing Education

Appendix E: Standards for Teacher Competence in Educational Assessment of Students


About the Authors:

Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, is the Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina. She is an author or coauthor of 21 books and many articles on evaluation, teaching in nursing, and writing for publication as a nurse educator. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Educator and the Journal of Nursing Care Quality and past editor of the Annual Review of Nursing Education.
Dr. Oermann lectures widely on teaching and evaluation in nursing.

Kathleen B. Gaberson, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE, ANEF, is the owner of and principal nursing education consultant for OWK Consulting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has over 35 years of teaching and administrative experience in graduate and undergraduate nursing programs. She is a coauthor of 10 nursing education books and an author or coauthor of numerous articles on nursing education and perioperative nursing topics. Dr. Gaberson presents and consults extensively on nursing curriculum revision, assessment and evaluation, and teaching methods.
Dr. Gaberson is the Associate Editor for Research of the AORN Journal and also serves on the Journal Editorial Board.

Target Audience:

Useful for nursing educators.


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