ERIC Number: ED185068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Suggestions for Implementing Virginia's Minimum Competency Program.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
This guide is designed for school principals who bear the responsibility for the successful administration of Virginia's Competency Program. Several aspects of the program are described: legislative background; graduation requirements concerning citizenship and qualifying for further education or work; tests used to assess reading and mathematics skills; scoring procedures; opportunity to repeat tests; and school district versus state responsibilities. Information is included on: criteria which may be used to evaluate students' competency; guidelines for test interpretation; testing procedures for exceptional students; recordkeeping instructions; training topics for staff development programs; tips on insuring curriculum validity; and a list of benefits associated with the program. Suggested student competencies and performance indicators are appended for secondary school mathematics, reading, and citizenship. Other Appendices include a two-page news release. (GDC)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Citizenship Education, Graduation Requirements, High Schools, Learning Problems, Minimum Competency Testing, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Reading Achievement, Secondary School Mathematics, State Programs, State Standards, Testing Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.