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ERIC Number: ED052178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 12
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A Convenient and Valid Measurement for Achievement in Speech.
Bohlken, Robert; Giffin, Kim
The Abridged Patton Speech Content Exam is designed to measure achievement and potential achievement in a speaker-audience oriented speech course at the college level. The abridged exam contains 30 test items rather than the 100 items of the unabridged version. The 30 items include questions as follows: 2 on stasis or propositions, 8 pertaining to speech organization, 6 dealing with reasoning, 3 on logical support or proof, 5 about language and semantics, 2 on bodily activity, 1 pertaining to voice, 2 on ethos, and 1 on the speech communication process. The abridged exam has been administered to over 1,500 college students, and studies of the results show a significant difference in the pretest and posttest scores at the .01 level of confidence. The standard mean score for the 1,500 students on the pretest is 11, and on the posttest, the mean score is 15. The abridged test appears to reflect student achievement in skill, knowledge, and attitude, and to have potential in measuring teacher effectiveness and in predicting student success. (DB)
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