ERIC Number: ED332320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado's Guaranteed Graduate Process.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
An overview of the nature, benefits, and steps involved in Colorado's Guaranteed Graduate Program, a process that assures that high school graduates have the knowledge and skills considered essential for entry into employment and postsecondary education, begins this document. A discussion of the portfolio process follows, along with descriptions of both the Transition Skills Portfolio and the Performance Portfolio. Next, a three-page list of employability skills compiled by the Colorado Department of Education is provided, competencies are defined, academic competencies are listed under six categories, and subject competencies for 21 subject areas are specified. A final section explains methods of publicizing and promoting a Guaranteed Graduate Program. Appended are resources related to performance skills and portfolio skills, a list of reviewers, "Guaranteeing Colorado's Graduates: Tool for Accountability--or Empty Gesture?" (David D'Evelyn), a Career/Educational Growth Plan, and the Pawnee School District RE-12 Student Portfolio. (CLA)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Educational Attainment, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Employment Qualifications, Graduation Requirements, High School Graduates, High Schools, Minimum Competencies, Portfolios (Background Materials), Program Descriptions, Publicity, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.