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ERIC Number: ED354573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Issues in Competency Based Assessment: An Overview.
Carrell, Lori J.
Although the competency based assessment "movement" has undergone intense examination and much change, the concept of the competent communicator and the difficulties associated with measuring such proficiencies remain. The progression of terminology used in the literature reflects that what began as lists of skills to be tested so that students could receive a "valid" diploma resulted in a self-examination of assessment and accountability for educators at all levels. Along the way, discussion and criticism led to valuable refinement of the competency assessment process. As divergent professionals developed competency lists and assessment methodologies, "speaking, listening, and interpersonal communication" proficiencies materialized on the competency lists. The Speech Communication Association began responding to the competency assessment movement in 1977 by establishing a task force that formulated guidelines for speaking and listening competencies for high school graduates. The refinement of speech communication competency assessment continues as communication educators relate their endeavors into the assessment of conceptual, interpersonal, listening, and public speaking competencies. (Thirty-eight references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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