ERIC Number: ED155221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Let's talk about...Minimum Competency Testing. A combination discussion guide and mailable questionnaire to inform and record public and professional thinking on a significant current issues in education. Report No. 110.
Brickell, Henry M.
This combined discussion guide and questionnaire, intended for public or professional audiences, consists of three major sections. The first section is a narrative background description of major issues, options, and arguments for minimum competency testing: Will you test minimum competencies? What competencies will you require? How will you measure them? When will you measure them? How many minimums will you set? How high will you set the minimums? Will you set them for schools or for students? What will you do about the incompetent? The second section contains eight discussion guides with questions and answers. It covers the same topics as the first, but in an outline format, to provide convenient "agenda" for meetings and orderly study guides for completing the questionnaires. The final section is a two-page checklist of the issues and options used for summarizing the choices made while reading the previous sections. This questionnaire allows the user to review the choices made and compare them for consistency against previously held opinions. (Author/CP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Discussion, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Mastery Tests, Measurement Objectives, Measurement Techniques, Minimum Competency Testing, Public Opinion, Questionnaires, Student Evaluation, Testing, Testing Problems
Education Commission of the States, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80295 (1-4 copies, $5.00 ea., Multiple copy prices available)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.