ERIC Number: ED197130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Student Assessment System. Domain Referenced Tests. Allied Health Occupations/Practical Nursing. Volume 1: Skills.
Simpson, Bruce; And Others
These performance tests for the area of allied health occupations/practical nursing consist of a sampling technique (domain referenced tests) which covers all the possible performance situations. When used in total, they may also serve as a comprehensive test. Introductory materials discuss domain referenced testing, determining the domains, and developing performance testing situations. For each domain an item form sheet is provided which is a list of rules for developing a domain referenced test (DRT). It includes a domain statement describing the behavior and content of the domain; instructions, giving directions on how to determine an appropriate testing situation; content limits, including facets and elements of potential test and identifying the allowable content of a DRT; and additional information, such as sample test situations, list of tasks/skills included in the domain, and theory related to the domain tasks. These domains are covered: (1) basic patient care (skin care), (2) isolation, (3) digestive tract, (4) medications, (5) burns, (6) surgical/chronically ill, (7) circulatory system, (8) nervous system, (9) musculoskeletal system, (10) respiratory system, (11) endocrine/urinary system, (12) maternal, (13) newborn, (14) infant, (15) sensory organs. A domain/task matrix and a student performance record conclude the document. (DRTs for theory and a task-detailing booklet are available separately as CE 027 742 and CE 027 740.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Articulation (Education), Job Performance, Job Skills, Medical Services, Nursing Education, Performance Tests, Postsecondary Education, Practical Nursing, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Items, Testing, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Div. of Vocational Education.