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ERIC Number: ED108394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-1
Pages: 9
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Graduation Requirements as a Vehicle for Change.
Olson, Thomas A.
The revised Oregon high school graduation requirements, adopted in 1972, are an attempt to respond to attacks on the schools and to clarify the purposes of schooling. The uniqueness of the Oregon approach lies in the mechanism for bringing about change in the schools--a radically revised set of requirements for high school graduation. The focus of the revised graduation requirements is on identification and student achievement of minimum survival competencies in three broad areas: personal development, social responsibility, and career development. The initial focus on specifying, developing, and evaluating pupil competencies provides an opportunity to consider the support and resource needs of the schools as they design and implement mastery learning strategies. The competency-based learning strategies will focus on the specification of competencies, the design and implementation of continuous feedback evaluation systems as students move through the learning experiences, and the summative certification of achievement of the competencies. Research and development related to these issues can improve the knowledge base and provide direction to other states and local education agencies as they seek to bring about reform through the competencies approach. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon