ERIC Number: ED249287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Considerations for Developing Measures of Speaking and Listening. College Board Report.
Powers, Donald E.
The College Board has identified several basic intellectual competencies thought to be essential for effective work in all fields of college study, among them listening and speaking. An issue that arises in connection with these competencies is the availability of suitable measures to assess students' development in these areas. This report considers the availability and adequacy of existing measures of speaking and listening, and discusses a number of issues that should be considered in any efforts to develop new measures of these skills. These issues include: availability and adequacy of existing measures; defining listening and speaking; developing content specifications; relationships among reading, writing, listening, and speaking; instructional effort directed towards speaking and listening; conforming to professionally accepted standards for educational and psychological tests; and administrative feasibility and costs. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Higher Education, Listening Comprehension Tests, Listening Skills, Measurement Techniques, Speech Skills, Speech Tests, Standards, Test Construction, Test Selection, Testing Problems
College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.; College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Identifiers: College Entrance Examination Board