The Nurse Educator's Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes, Third Edition is a widely-used resource for both faculty and nursing education students that covers the assessment of critical thinking, the development of learning objectives, and the creation of tests, including detailed tips for writing many kinds of individual test items. The book also covers the analysis of test reliability. Examples of effective and ineffective test items are included throughout to help faculty and nurse educators deepen their understanding of how to create effective tests and assess student learning. This new edition addresses the increased pressure that NCLEX and other certification exams are placing on nursing students and faculty, and reflects the most recent updates to the NCLEX Detailed Test Plan. Each chapter has been updated with timely information and examples.