ERIC Number: ED155200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Citizen's Introduction to Minimum Competency Programs for Students.
American Friends Service Committee, Columbia, SC. Southeastern Public Education Program.
The first part of this report is a question-and-answer survey of minimum competency legislation, testing programs, and remedial programs. It includes the questions of both the educator and the lay person. Topics include: minimum competency tests, the debate over minimum competency programs, what happens after testing, and what citizens should look for in minimum competency programs. The second part presents selected readings covering a wide spectrum of political and professional opinions. The third part is an annotated list of references and resources. The information and points of view again represent a variety of perspectives and degrees of objectivity. The six-page appendix describes minimal competency testing activities in twenty-five states: action taken, how standards are set, grade levels assessed, skill areas assessed, and uses of standards and test results. (CTM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Annotated Bibliographies, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Requirements, Guides, Mastery Tests, Minimum Competency Testing, Performance Criteria, Remedial Programs, State Programs, State Standards, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Test Interpretation, Testing Problems, Testing Programs
American Friends Service Committee, Southeastern Public Education Program, 401 Columbia Building, Columbia, South Carolina 29201 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Friends Service Committee, Columbia, SC. Southeastern Public Education Program.
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