ERIC Number: ED105594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
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Coping With Oregon's New Competency-Based Graduation Requirements -- View From a Practitioner.
Anderson, Earl N.
Oregon's new graduation requirements represent a bold effort to implement a mandated statewide competency-based program at the K-12 public school level. All the various ramifications of instituting a change of this magnitude cannot be predicted at this early date, but one major effect already evident is that local school districts have begun to conduct, perhaps for the first time in 40 years, a massive critical reassessment of all aspects of their educational programs. The motivating force in the reassessment process has been the need to determine procedures for transforming the theoretical constructs set forth in the graduation requirements into operational procedures for implementation in the local districts. The major purposes of this paper are to present background information about the new Oregon graduation requirements, to identify several major problems faced by Oregon school districts in operationalizing the new graduation requirements, and to describe the role of the consortium approach in providing technical assistance to local school districts. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Attendance, Competency Based Education, Consortia, Courses, Credit Courses, Credits, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Requirements, Performance Criteria, Performance Specifications, State Departments of Education, State Legislation, State Standards, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon