ERIC Number: ED098663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
School Graduation Requirements in Oregon. A Discussion of the Events Surrounding the 1972 Change in Requirements.
The Oregon school graduation requirements, the trends and events that led to their development, and the implementation program that followed their adoption are the subjects of this report. The requirements, adopted in September 1972, call for districts to establish minimum "survival level" competencies that each student must meet in addition to completing modified requirements in designated course and attendance areas. A number of educational trends contributed to the development of the requirements; many of these emerged in meeting and studies that preceded adoption of the requirements. The major implementation actions of the State Department of Education and of several of the State's school districts are reviewed. Arguments for and against accountability in education and competency-based educational programs are also discussed, accompanied by suggested options for future research into the effectiveness of the State's competency-based education. The implementation program of the Albany Union High School District and its relation to actions by the Department of Education are reviewed in an appendix to the main report. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Accountability, Attendance, Career Education, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Graduation Requirements, Performance Contracts, Pilot Projects, School District Autonomy, School Effectiveness, Secondary Education, State Legislation, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Needs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO. Resources Development Internship Program.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon