ERIC Number: ED166819
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Tracking and Reporting School-Leaving Competencies: Keeping the Records, Displaying the Results.
Frye, Charles H.
Recently, the momentum of competency based education (CBE) has increased sharply in Oregon, due in part to the public outcry against perceived failures in the K-12 public school program. CBE is a program for certifying student performance that requires demonstration of an acceptable level of skill in those areas deemed vital to success in postgraduation life roles. This document examines some of the current problems with and suggests some tangible solutions for the keeping of records being generated by CBE requirements. Four problems are addressed: (1) reducing the recordkeeping workload of the teachers, (2) reducing the efforts of maintaining the records system, (3) increasing the useful information available from it, and (4) removing the need for human judgment by making the recording and reporting more objective. Both manual and computer records systems are discussed. Sample forms are included for reader use. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Data Processing, Program Descriptions, Recordkeeping, Records (Forms), Secondary Education, Systems Development
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon