ERIC Number: ED190593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Conceptions of Competence Assessment. Proceedings of the 1979 Annual CAPT Conference.
Northwest Regional Education Lab., Portland, OR. Clearinghouse for Applied Performance Testing.
Several new developments in educational measurement which contribute to a broadening of assessment options were presented at the conference on Alternative Conceptions of Competence. A common theme synthesizing these alternatives was a view of the complexity of human competence and the inadequacy of the multiple-choice examination as a measure of competence. The conference was divided into two parts: the first focusing on the conceptual basis for alternative competence measures and the second dealing with application of nontraditional assessment techniques in particular contexts for particular purposes. The first speaker, David G. Winter, proposed a set of four characteristics that any competency measure ought to have. Christine H. McGuire examined the use of simulation techniques in medical education to assess four critical components of competencies: observational/interpretive skills, problem solving skills, interpersonal/communication skills, and technical skills. The third speaker, Georgine Loacker, described the way Alverno College redefined the nature and function of student assessment in a liberal arts Curriculum. The last speaker, Thomas R. Owens, reviewed the difficulties inherent in measuring the outcomes of experiential learning programs at the secondary level. (Author/GSK)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Education Lab., Portland, OR. Clearinghouse for Applied Performance Testing.