ERIC Number: ED185123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Minimum Competency Programs. Final Comprehensive Report. Vol. 1. Vol. 2.
Gorth, William Phillip; Perkins, Marcy R.
The status of minimum competency testing programs, as of June 30, 1979, is given through descriptions of 31 state programs and 20 local district programs. For each program, the following information is provided: legislative and policy history; implementation phase; goals; competencies to be tested; standards and standard setting; target groups and testing schedule; government agent responsible for test selection or development, administration, scoring and analysis; reporting audiences; implications for students and programs; provisions for special populations; staffing; funding; program evaluation; future directions; and contact person. The following state programs are described: Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia. The following district programs are described: Santa Clara County, California; Denver, Colorado; Hillsborough County, Florida; Thomas County, Georgia; Gary, Indiana; Bettendorf, Iowa; Columbus, Kansas; Fitchburg, Massachusetts; Detroit, Michigan; Lawton, Michigan; Omaha (Westside Community Schools), Nebraska; Peterborough (Contoocook Valley--ConVal), New Hampshire; Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina; Rocky River, Ohio; Portland (Parkrose), Oregon; Salem, Oregon; Houston, Texas; South Burlington, Vermont; Orange County, Virginia; and Kanawha County, West Virginia. (CP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Court Litigation, Disadvantaged, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Minimum Competencies, Minimum Competency Testing, National Surveys, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Administration, School Districts, Standard Setting (Scoring), State Legislation, State Programs, State School District Relationship, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW) Washington, DC. Office of Testing, Assessment, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.
Note: For related documents, see TM 800 351-353.