ERIC Number: ED144961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun-1
Reference Count: 0
Education Commission of the States Update VI: Minimal Competency Testing.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Update VI provides an overview of federal and state legislation regarding minimal competency requirements for graduation and promotion as well as state department of education activities and local district programs in this area, from 1975 through June 1, 1977. Twenty-four states had introduced 67 bills related to this topic up to this date. While state interest remains high, the idea is also attracting attention at the federal level. House of Representatives Bills 6088 and 7116 require state education agencies to establish basic standards of educational proficiency for high school graduation. These bills amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and would have state agencies create proficiency high school graduation plans prior to receiving funds under the Act. House of Representatives Bill 6088 is appended. (Author/MV)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Graduation Requirements, High School Graduates, Minimum Competency Testing, Performance Tests, School Districts, State Boards of Education, State Departments of Education, State Legislation, State of the Art Reviews, Student Promotion, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of the original document