ERIC Number: ED190656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-28
Reference Count: 0
State Minimum Competency Testing Programs: Resource Guide. Legislation and State Policy Authorizing Minimum Competency Testing.
This guide to legislation and state board of education policy on minimum competency testing is designed to explain the legal basis for minimum competency testing mandates in the various states. Specifically, it explores: the differences between board mandates and state legislation; details of the requirements--subject areas, grade promotion and graduation requirements; and the range of options called for as related to the test, the implementation strategy, the involvement of citizens, and type of remedial programs specified. Brief excerpts from specific portions of state legislation, as well as state board mandates, are quoted. Thirty-eight states' laws or mandates are described: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. (GDC)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Board of Education Policy, Citizen Participation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Requirements, Minimum Competency Testing, Program Implementation, Remedial Instruction, State Boards of Education, State Legislation, State Programs, State School District Relationship, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Dept. of Research and Information Services.
Note: For related documents, see TM 800 454-455 and TM 800 499-500.