Developing and scoring essay tests.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The need to prepare nursing students for the licensing examination has resulted in a predominance of multiple-choice testing in nursing courses. But what about evaluating students' ability to present ideas in their own words and develop creative responses to questions posed by the teacher? Essay items provide an effective means of assessing higher levels of learning and ability to organize and present ideas in writing. The author describes how to develop essay items and score responses.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Oermann, M

Published Date

  • March 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 29 - 32

PubMed ID

  • 10410022

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-9855

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-3624

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00006223-199903000-00010


  • eng