ERIC Number: ED279035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov-15
Reference Count: 0
A Method of Using Student Evaluation in the Basic [Speech] Course.
Zeman, James V.
Student input into grading in the basic speech communication course can be accomplished through a peer evaluation system. Three student evaluators are assigned for every student speech. Speeches are given a quality score by the peer evaluators and by the instructor. Rating errors are minimized by assigning peer evaluators so that no cross-evaluation occurs among a set of peers on any particular speaking assignment. Rank scores indicating the relative effectiveness of each speaker for a given class period are obtained from students not assigned as speakers or evaluators. All scores are combined for each of five speeches given during the term. Final course grades reflect total points awarded each speaker compared to total points possible. (A speech evaluation form, sample evaluation assignments, and handouts for the students explaining the scoring system are appended.) (SRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (72nd, Chicago, IL, November 13-16, 1986).