Evaluation Beyond Exams in Nursing Education: Designing Assignments and Evaluating With Rubrics

Helps educators to design assignments and rigorous rubrics that truly measure student learning objectives

eBook details

  • Authors: Robin Donohoe Dennison, Anita Dempsey, John Rosselli
  • File Size: 3 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 1st edition
  • Publication Date: July 29, 2014
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826127088
  • ISBN-13: 9780826127082


The ability of students to pass an examination does not necessarily reflect or guarantee their ability to apply knowledge in practice, nor are traditional exams a sufficient means to evaluate all learning objectives. Written for both seasoned and new nurse educators, this PDF ebook, “Evaluation Beyond Exams in Nursing Education: Designing Assignments and Evaluating With Rubrics” is unique in its provision of rigorous rubrics that fully take into account learning objectives and the teaching and learning process, and promote objective grading. It examines a variety of alternative,¬†time-tested evaluation methods, discusses how to design them, and includes best practices for using them.

The ebook provides an overview of how evaluation and rubrics play an integral part within the larger nursing education teaching and learning process. It helps educators and instructors clearly define learning objectives and desired outcomes, and how to evaluate them. The PDF ebook describes how to formulate a variety of teaching strategies, design effective assignments, and examine in detail specific evaluation methods including best practices for their use and exemplar analytic scoring rubrics. Also available are detailed, modifiable grading rubric templates for each assignment presented. Evaluation methods covered include concept maps, presentations, papers, discussion boards, participation, case studies, reflective journals, and portfolios. The ebook will assist both seasoned and new nurse educators in their quest to graduate competent, safe nurses at all levels of nursing education.

Key Features:

  • Includes time-tested alternative evaluation methods
  • Includes guidelines for writing clear assignment descriptions
  • Provides rigorous, modifiable rubrics for learning objective grading
  • Discusses papers, portfolios, presentations, case studies, concept maps, and more
  • Describes best practices for designing a variety of learning and teaching evaluation tools


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