ERIC Number: ED157112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Contract Grading in Speech Communication Courses.
Book, Cassandra L.; And Others
This document presents contract grading as a system of evaluation for speech communication courses at the high school or college level. Contract grading can provide the means to reduce the element of threat that impedes effective interpersonal communication between teacher and student. Contract grading is a business like arrangement whereby the instructor defines the performance for each grade to be earned and the student identifies the grade to which he or she will work. Together they sign a contract which commits the instructor to award the grade if the student performs at the specified level. This system of grading is a means to the goal of achieving a classroom climate conducive to supportive interaction and is based on the premise that instruction will be systematically designed and executed. In this document, the first section is theoretical and deals with the advantages and disadvantages of the system. The second, practical section contains several model contracts which may be used at the secondary and college levels. (DF)
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Grading, Higher Education, Performance, Performance Contracts, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation, Speech Communication, Speech Curriculum, Teaching Methods
Speech Communication Association, 5205 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Viriginia 22041 ($1.60 member, $1.75 non-member)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.; Speech Communication Association, Annandale, VA.