ERIC Number: ED205622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Competency Testing. [CEMREL Paper 1].
This paper describes the response of the Chicago school district to an Illinois State board of education directive that local school districts have an ongoing program of assessing student achievement and educational programs. The minimum competency testing program in place before the directive is discussed. The testing program and the nongraded school structure are outlined as part of an instructional management program that provides both teacher and student with immediate feedback. Also described is an administrative management system that gives school principals information regarding student achievement and school climate. Finally, the process of balancing state and federal funds to support the testing system is considered. (APM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Minimum Competencies, Minimum Competency Testing, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Program Descriptions, School Organization, State Boards of Education, State Legislation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.
Identifiers: Chicago Public Schools IL
Note: Paper prepared for the Midwest Policy Seminar (St. Louis, MO, October 15-17, 1980). Seminar convened by the Urban Education Program, CEMREL, Inc. For related documents, see UD 021 090, UD 021 097-098, and UD 021 102.