ERIC Number: ED190633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
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Minimum Competency Achievement Testing: Motives, Models, Measures, and Consequences.
Jaeger, Richard M., Ed.; Tittle, Carol Kehr, Ed.
Addressing often neglected broad issues, rather than the pragmatics of test development and administration, this Conference on Minimum Competency Achievement Testing was organized around six topics: (1) social and philosophical roots, uniqueness among testing movements, and policy issues; (2) legal, curricular, and social-demographic consequences; (3) implications for teachers, students and the handicapped; (4) testing programs in Florida, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia, the Georgia State University System, Los Angeles, Portland, and the role of the National Institute of Education; (5) competency identification, test development, and standard setting; and (6) alternatives--certification separate from school, competency-based and outcomes-based education, and functional literacy for work. In papers on topics as diverse as philosophy, policy, and the curriculum, there was the suggestion that the political effects of minimum competency testing, namely state control of public education, will be the most profound. Furthermore, if test content comes to define content of curriculum, middle-class children will enjoy an enriched college preparatory program in private schools, and more disadvantaged students will fail to graduate from high school. Thirty-eight speeches and reactions are included in this collection. (CP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Competency Based Education, Curriculum, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Legal Education, Legal Problems, Minimum Competency Testing, Political Issues, School District Autonomy, Social Problems, Student Rights, Teacher Role, Test Construction, Testing Problems, Testing Programs
American Educational Research Association, 1230 17th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($18.45).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Greensboro.
Identifiers: California; Florida; Georgia; North Carolina; Oregon; Virginia
Note: Proceedings of the Annual Topical Conference of the American Educational Research Association (2nd, Washington, DC, October 12-14, 1978).