ERIC Number: ED189189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Meeting the Concerns of Users: A Way to Implement Competency Testing.
Hall, Gene E.
Over the past few years, several complicated innovations, such as mainstreaming and minimal competency testing, have confronted teachers in addition to their usual responsibilities. In order to facilitate the teachers' implementation of such changes, the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM) was developed, using the teacher and the innovation as the frame of reference. Three of CBAM's diagnostic dimensions are the person's Stages of Concern About an Innovation; Levels of Use of the Innovation; and Innovation Configurations. The model may be applied to many different innovations in a variety of contexts. Competency testing is seen as an innovation because it introduces new testing procedures and necessitates a complex process of change. The implementation of competency testing should include emphasis on advance planning, attention to individual concerns and levels of use, and acknowledgement of the innovation configurations which are being implemented. (Author/GSK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Identifiers: Concerns Based Adoption Model; Levels of Use Interview; Stages of Concern Questionnaire (Hall et al)
Note: Paper presented at the Here Comes Competency Testing Conference (Boxborough, MA, May 18, 1978).