ERIC Number: ED209701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Development of an Oral Communication Assessment Program: The Glynn County Speech Proficiency Examination for High School Students.
Rubin, Donald; Bazzle, Robert E.
The rationale, development, and structure of a high school oral communication assessment program are described in this paper. Following information on competency based education and the need for developing and testing students' oral communication skills, the development of an assessment instrument by the Glynn County (Georgia) school system is discussed. This discussion reports on the selection of primary and alternate speaking tasks (primary--speaking before a simulated public hearing, alternate--participating in a job interview); how raters were trained to evaluate speech performances; how cutoff scores were established; what resources were needed to conduct the assessment; and the effects of the use of the assessment instrument on student and staff development during a pilot program. Appended materials include guidelines, forms, and records used by students and teachers during the pilot assessment program. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Glynn County Board of Education, Brunswick, GA.