ERIC Number: ED099366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Competency-Based Certification. Interim Report II.
New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
As part of New Mexico's investigation into competency-based certification, it was decided in 1973 that the most equitable, sound, and reliable approach would be through models development. Guidelines for model development include the following elements: replicability, internal evaluation, external evaluations, and several components. The components are as follows: (a) the models must take accreditation into account, providing methods whereby school evaluations for accreditation purposes can be accomplished; (b) the models must provide a training component which may be in some form of a broadly defined inservice concept; (c) the models must provide for a needs assessment; (d) the models must be based on district- and building-level objectives which are commensurate with current statewide programs of objective evaluation; (e) the model must provide a definition of competence in terms of goal accomplishment for all levels of educational tasks; and (f) the models must be directed to all individuals being certified under Section 77-8-1, New Mexico Annotated, 1953 compilation. Model locations have been identified. The schools involved in models development during 1973-74 will design the models, implement them, and then provide adequate opportunity and assistance to the state department for evaluation of the effectiveness of the models. The task force is committed to the concept of allowing the models to shape the common plan for certification and recertification rather than to the concept of developing a plan and requiring that the models conform to it. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.