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Public Speaking

In communication, as in other disciplines, educators and administrators are beginning to respond seriously to challenges associated with accountability. Directly related to such responses are concerns for reliable and valid evaluation and assessment of students' communication competencies and their abilities to perform orally. This chapter describes a public speaking performance assessment model that has been psychometrically tested and was developed based on the communication competency literature articulated by the communication discipline (Morreale, Moore, Taylor, SurgesTatum, & Hulbert-Johnson, 1993).