ERIC Number: ED099367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan-1
Reference Count: N/A
Competency Based Certification, January 1, 1973. Action in New Mexico. Interim Report.
New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
New Mexico's investigation of competency-based certification has been a natural outgrowth of educational developments and concerns in the state and does not represent participation in a new educational trend just for the sake of being "in." Concern has been expressed by the legislature, lay groups, and the State Department of Education that current methods of teacher evaluation and certification fall short. In 1972, a task force was formed to investigate the concept of competency-based certification. In spite of the great activity in competency-based programs, New Mexico's task force has yet to identify one program on the national scene which is effective. Therefore, the New Mexico task force has operated and will continue to operate with a sense of caution. The task force feels that if a competency-based approach is approved for development in New Mexico, it will have to be approved on the basis of a sound foundation relevant to the specific needs of New Mexico. (The document includes a list of questions the task force feels must be studied in depth, a list of several possible approaches that might provide solutions to the questions, listings of those attending and those invited to task force meetings, and a glossary of terms.) (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico