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ERIC Number: ED263632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-8
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of Paper and Pencil Testing in a Statewide Placement Testing Program.
Katz, Albert M.; And Others
The first stage of a three-stage speech placement test that can be used by individual campuses of the University of Wisconsin is discussed in this paper. The following applications of this speech theory test are described first: to exempt students from the basic communication course, to place students in an appropriate communication course, or to demonstrate competency. The paper. then focuses on administration of the two 42-item placement tests for public speaking and interpersonal communication, and on joint administration of these tests. The paper also points out that, although four different methods of taking the test have been developed, it is necessary to work individually with faculty on each campus to develop a set of guidelines for interpreting test scores; that it will be imperative to continually update and secure the tests; and that the use of this test provides the University of Wisconsin system with a consistent and accurate gauge of student readiness for learning in the area of communication. (DF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A