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Chapter-32 Concept, Purpose and Scope of Evaluation and Assessment

BOOK TITLE: Nursing Education Made Easy

Author
1. Raj D Elakkuvana Bhaskara
ISBN
9789386261571
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/18055_33
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
1. Padmashree Institute of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, Indira Gandhi School and College of Nursing, Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Chapter keywords
Evaluation, assessment, measurement, educational evaluation, educational planning, teaching technique, constructive action

Abstract

This chapter describes concept, purpose and scope of evaluation and assessment. Measurement is therefore a process of assigning numerals to objects, quantities or events in order to give quantitative meaning to such qualities. In the classroom, to determine a child’s performance, you need to obtain quantitative measures on the individual scores of the child. Measurement stops at ascribing the quantity, but not making value judgment on the child’s performance. Assessment is a fact finding activity that describes condition that exists at a particular time. Assessment often involves measurement to gather data. Assessment in educational setting may describe the progress students have made toward a given educational goal at a point in time. Evaluation adds the ingredient of value judgment to assessment. It is concerned with the application of its findings and implies some judgment of the effectiveness, social utility or desirability of a product, process or progress in terms of carefully defined and agreed upon objectives or values. Evaluation often includes recommendations for constructive action.

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