ERIC Number: ED410621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep-4
Reference Count: N/A
A Communication Competency Assessment Framework: A Literature Review of Communication Competency and Assessment.
Blunck, Paula Marie
This paper provides a synthesis of literature related to communication competency and assessment. The paper concludes that pieces of the communication competency puzzle are scattered all across the communication field--some pieces fit together, others do not. It also asserts that no one in the field has "the picture on the box"--the ultimate guiding framework for assessing communication competency. The paper proposes the CREATE (Content, Relationship, Effectiveness, Appropriateness, and Transactional Effectiveness) framework based on foundational work at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory involving a trait approach for reading and writing assessment. Initial reviews of the proposed framework by other communication scholars and professionals has been constructive and encouraging; a number of pilot projects has been planned (including applications for "at-risk" students and applications for the development of critical thinking) to further test the model. Contains 100 references and 3 tables outlining aspects and applications of the CREATE framework. (RS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.