ERIC Number: ED099436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
The Regents External High School Diploma: A Proposal to the Commissioner of Education.
Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., NY.
This proposal is for an additional New York State secondary certification to be called the Regents External High School Diploma. The new diploma program has been designed to provide a flexible and credible alternative to the four-year high school diploma and to the New York State Equivalency Diploma. The external diploma ordinarily would be awarded by a Board of Cooperative Educational Services superintendent or a superintendent of one of the Big Six city school systems on behalf of the State Educational Department. State-approved performance criteria together with individualized learning objectives will be certified by means of a localized assessment process. Teachers from local school districts and others qualified by experience would be trained as assessors prepared to enable a candidate to receive recognition and certification of competencies wherever and whenever acquired. The time and location of learning experiences needed to prepare for such a diploma would vary with each candidate's objectives, motivations, abilities, prior experiences, and personal situation. The concept could be tested and refined over a three-year period in Syracuse and the five surrounding counties. Accountability to the State Education Department for the academic quality of the proposal would reside in a Regional Committee for the External High School Diploma. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Regents External High School Diploma Program.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York