ERIC Number: ED169110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Regents Competency Testing Program. Setting Standards in the Basic Skills as a Requirement for High School Graduation. Information Brochure.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
The New York State Regents Competency Testing Program is described. Competency tests have been developed in the basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics, for two purposes: (1) to identify those students who need remedial help; and (2) to assure that students receiving high school diplomas have acquired adequate competence in these areas. The major portion of this document consists of sample test items in reading comprehension, writing, and high school mathematics. The correct answers for objective test items and criteria for evaluating the writing exercises are included, as well as suggested standards to be required of New York students. A brief questionnaire, designed to solicit educators' opinions of these standards, is appended. (GDC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Graduation Requirements, High Schools, Minimum Competency Testing, Program Descriptions, Reading Comprehension, Reading Level, Secondary School Mathematics, State Programs, State Standards, State Surveys, Testing Programs, Tests, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers: New York; New York State Regents Examinations