Formative and summative assessments Discussion Formative and summative assessments Discussion Formative and summative assessments should align with instructional objectives and provide instructors with a variety of ways to measure learning. Instructors have the responsibility to create a test blueprint before creating the assessment to guide them in item writing. The purpose of this assignment is to create NCLEX style questions and a test blueprint based on the QSEN competency you selected and course objectives you created in the Topic 3 assignment. Create a summative assessment that consists of five NCLEX-style questions. All questions should be leveled based on Bloom’s taxonomy assigned appropriately to where your course fits in the curriculum. Complete the “Test Blueprint” template to guide your distribution of 100 questions across all Bloom’s levels for the four objectives you created in Topic 3. These questions should be distributed according to the semester your course will occur. Use the “Test Blueprint” template to complete the following: 1. Create five NCLEX-style questions based on your QSEN competency. 2. Identify the Bloom’s level and rationale for including each of the five NCLEX-style questions. 3. Complete the “Test Blueprint” template of 100 hypothetical questions (you do not have to create 100 questions, just designate how many questions per Bloom’s level and how many of the 100 questions would be select-all-that-apply). 4. Provide a rationale that explains why you assigned questions to each of the Bloom’s levels within the test blueprint. Incorporate the “Test Blueprint” template, five NCLEX-style questions, and associated narratives into one Word document. APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected. Benchmark Information This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competency: MSN Nursing Education 6.2: Assess and evaluate learning using a variety of strategies. You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes. Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages. Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor. The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.