ERIC Number: ED245293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Large Scale Assessment of Oral Communication Skills: Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Rubin, Donald L.; Mead, Nancy A.
Intended for teachers and administrators who wish to assess student oral communication needs before designing an appropriate program, this guide provides a review of tests for measuring acts of speaking and listening. The guide surveys and discusses procedures for assessing speaking and listening skills among school children and focuses on technical issues of measurement and pragmatic questions of administrative feasibility. The first section provides a review and critique of procedures for assessing oral communication skills. The second section reviews 45 oral communication assessment instruments, including the California Achievement Test for Listening, Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills, Metropolitan Achievement Tests, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress Pilot Test of Speaking and Listening. Appendixes contain standards for effective oral communication programs, and criteria for evaluating instruments and procedures for assessing speaking and listening. (HTH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Language Tests, Listening Skills, Oral Language, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Speech Tests, Student Evaluation, Test Reviews, Testing
Speech Communication Association, 5105 Backlick Rd., Suite E, Annandale, VA 22003 ($11.95; 10% discount for members).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.; Speech Communication Association, Annandale, VA.