ERIC Number: ED150677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Competency Movement: Problems and Solutions. AASA Critical Issues Report.
Neill, Shirley Boes
This report provides an overview of the competency-based education movement, discusses school administrators' concerns and attitudes concerning the competency movement, describes the experience of various school districts and states with minimum competency requirements, and presents practical guidelines for implementing minimum competency requirements. Various chapters focus in turn on 1) what the competency movement is; 2) what school administrators think about the competency movement, based on results of a national survey; 3) what pressures are behind the competency movement; 4) how the competency movement relates to declining test scores, educational finance, student achievement, dropout rates, social changes, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress; 5) how the competency movement is affecting different states and school districts; 6) what to consider in implementing minimum competency requirements, and 7) how minimum competency requirements relate to the back-to-basics movement. (JG) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Program Description.
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, National Competency Tests, National Surveys, Program Descriptions, Program Development
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC.