NR523 Assessment and Evaluation Techniques in Education
Week 6 Discussion
DQ1 Letter Grades Versus Pass-Fail in Clinical Grading
In reviewing the curriculum, the Curriculum Committee faces one of the most difficult issues for undergraduate nursing faculty: how to grade clinical performance. As a committee member, do you favor giving letter grades for clinical experiences, or are you in favor of using pass or fail grades only? How are formative and summative assessment related to this issue?
DQ2 Regulation and Accreditation
Since you and Dr. Becker are new to the Curriculum Committee, you need to become familiar with the regulation and accreditation of nursing programs. What are the differences between educational regulation and accreditation, and what are each looking for? Who is responsible for each function? Finally, what is the role of the U.S. Department of Education in overseeing higher education?