ERIC Number: ED198689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Equitable Competency Testing: Emerging Policy Issues and Options for Handicapped Students.
Ross, John W.; Weintraub, Frederick J.
The issues surrounding minimum competency testing (MCT) and the handicapped are analyzed in light of federal mandates in P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, for a free appropriate public education. Five policy approaches regarding graduation requirements are considered for positive and negative implications: the pass/fail approach; the certificate of attendance approach; the individualized education program approach; and the curricular approach (each curriculum having its own graduation requirements). The importance of flexibility in making and applying policy is emphasized. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Note: A part of the Policy Options Project.