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Systematic review of grading practice: Is there evidence of grade inflation?
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PMID:  22129576     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Systematic Review of Grading Practice: Is there evidence of grade inflation? This paper describes the outcomes of a systematic review of literature pertaining to the grading of practice within nursing, midwifery, medicine and allied health professions. From a total of 215 papers, 147 were included and data were extracted using a systematic data extraction tool. The focus of this paper relates to one of the emerging themes: the issue of grade inflation. The paper examines the grade inflation phenomenon: it discusses the reasons for grade inflation from a variety of perspectives. The paper reports on the suggestions made within the literature on how to control grade inflation, but these, the authors conclude, are not fully evaluated and should be adopted only where rigorous evaluation can carried out. It is imperative that evaluations include the usefulness, reliability and validity testing of rubrics or any other solutions to grade inflation that are adopted by clinicians and educators.
Jayne H Donaldson; Morag Gray
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nurse education in practice     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-5223     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101090848     Medline TA:  Nurse Educ Pract     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care, Faculty of Health, Life and Social Science, Napier University, Comely Bank Campus, Edinburgh EH4 2LD, UK.
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