Krista A. White, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, CNE and Ella T. Heitzler, PhD, WHNP, FNP, RNC-OB
Nurse Educator. 43(2):73-77, March/April 2018
Are you concerned about grade inflation in your nursing program? If you are, be sure to watch this video and read the article. The authors conducted a retrospective, comparative study on the effects of increasing objectivity of evaluation methods on grade inflation in a graduate nursing research course. Multiple-choice testing and increased precision in grading rubrics were added to the course. Outcome measures of student grade distributions for the course were measured pre/post course revision. Statistically significant reductions in grade distributions were observed after evaluation methods in the course were revised (U = 4575.0, P < .001).