ERIC Number: ED199901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Task Force on Graduation Requirements.
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
The second of two task forces formed to consider the graduation requirements of Hawaii's public education system came to several conclusions and made several recommendations regarding improving the existing program. Among the task force's concerns were making sure graduation requirements were linked to the state department of education's established Foundation Program objectives; providing adequate access to alternative methods for achieving graduation requirements; and recognizing different types of student achievement through the issuance of appropriate documents, such as diplomas and certificates of program completion. The task force recommended specific changes in the graduation requirements, increasing the number of compulsory and elective course credits necessary and requiring demonstrated mastery of essential competencies related to daily living skills. Use of the Hawaii State Test of Essential Competencies to determine student progress toward these goals was recommended, but the task force recommended development of other methods for student demonstration of mastery since state law prohibits use of any test to deny student promotion or graduation. Extensive appendixes contain background information and preliminary reports considered by the task force in the course of its deliberations. Sample forms, survey results, and program descriptions are included. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
Identifiers: Hawaii; Hawaii State Department of Education
Note: Some appendices may be marginally legible.