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ERIC Number: ED264606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May-5
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A System for Evaluating Tournament Competition for Academic Credit.
Keefe, Carolyn
Students in the speech and theatre department at a Rhode Island university can receive one to three credits for forensic tournament participation and/or student coaching. A four-part evaluation system was designed to grade tournament participation. Students are notified by memo at the beginning of the semester that their final grades will be based on ratings from the student, the student's coach, Level 3 team members (those who have attended nine or more tournaments), and the Director of Forensics. The students provide a self-evaluation based on four criteria: interest in personal development, attitude toward forensic participants, support of team activities, and tournament success. The coach also rates the student on the first criterion, Level 3 team members on the second criterion, and the Director of Forensics on the third and fourth criteria. A grade summary sheet is mailed to each student, showing the grade for each of the four criteria, as well as the final grade. This grading system has several important features: it (1) is an integral part of the speech curriculum, (2) informs the learner about the criteria on which he or she will be graded, (3) evaluates both intellectual and social development, (4) includes input from multiple segments of the forensic program, (5) provides written feedback for the student, and (6) uses an organized method of record keeping. (Copies of the student memo, the self-evaluation sheet, and evaluation sheets for the coach, Level 3 team members, and the Director of Forensics are included.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A