ERIC Number: ED185091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Minimum Competency Standards: Three Points of View.
International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Three members of the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association express their positions about minimum competency standards. Kenneth Goodman presents a humanitarian, idealistic view of the controversy and questions the effectiveness of legislative mandates. Roger Farr expresses concern that limitations of testing procedures might make it impossible to guarantee that graduates of our schools will be able to compete and succeed in society. Jack Cassidy suggests ten guidelines to use in implementing those minimum competency requirements that have been mandated. (Author/CTM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Minimum Competencies, Minimum Competency Testing, Political Attitudes, Program Development, Test Interpretation, Testing Problems
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19711 (Individual copies, free; 100, $3.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.