Assessment and evaluation begins with the learning outcomes of the program. In order to evaluate if students are meeting the outcomes of a program, the nurse educator considers the types of activities and assignments that will be used in the courses, and then decides which assignments measure the outcomes. Determining the differences and similarities between formative and summative assessments, and when to use each, is important for planning evaluation activities of student work and measuring learning outcomes.
Research formative and summative assessments.
Consider this scenario: Your team is working on a training strategy for faculty development around assessment.
• Provide two examples of formative assessments (This is a team assignment and this is my part so I don’t need an introduction or conclusion if you can just focus on this part).