ERIC Number: ED223538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Profiles: Programs & Products. Numbers 1-14, September-November 1981.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Profiles of 14 educational programs and products are presented which focus on competency- and goal-based education. Each report contains a description of the background, goals, and methods of the program or product, as well as the address of a contact person. The programs described are: (1) Project Write, designed to improve composition skills of sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students (Washington); (2) a guided individualized approach used in Hood River Valley High School (Oregon) which allows flexibility in moving through and between courses; (3) Whitney Community Learning Center's use of competency-based curriculum in a college preparatory high school (California); (4) a system-wide competency-based curriculum effort in the District of Columbia; (5) a plan used by Modesto (California) public schools to improve classroom discipline and raise student achievement levels; (6) required competencies at Newport-Mesa Unified School District (California); (7) a modularized curriculum program at Bishop Carroll High School (Calgary, Alberta), characterized by a continuous learning approach; (8) a basic skills mastery learning project, Secondary Curriculum Improvement Project (SCIP), in Louisiana; and (9) continuous progress and individualized instruction at Chalmette High School (Louisiana). The products are: (1) guides for the Long-Range Planning for School Improvement Series (LRPSI) used by the Pennsylvania Department of Education; (2) "Competency-Based Education: Beyond Minimum Competency Testing," a publication developed by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (Oregon); (3) a document describing the goal-based assessment program used in Parkrose School District (Oregon); (4) Wisconsin Program for the Renewal and Improvement of Secondary Education (WRISE); and (5) the Clearinghouse for Applied Performance Testing's "Captrends" newsletter (Oregon). (FG)
Descriptors: Administration, Classroom Techniques, Competency Based Education, Continuous Progress Plan, Curriculum Design, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Flexible Scheduling, Individualized Instruction, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Organization, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Needs, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.