ERIC Number: ED187758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Competency Testing: An Encounter with the Future.
Marion, L. Marvin
An historical sketch of minimum competency testing programs and issues is presented. Among the state and local programs briefly described are: 1960, Denver Public Schools, CO; 1976, Richmond Public Schools, VA; 1977, Kern Union High School, CA; 1977, Berea High School, OH; 1977, Westside High School, NE; 1973, Oregon; 1975, California (High School Proficiency Examination); 1976, New York (Basic Competency Tests); 1976, Florida (Functional Literacy Test). To describe testing issues, excerpts from speeches or policy statements of these associations are included: National Assessment of Educational Progress, International Reading Association, National Education Association, National Academy of Education, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and Missouri State Teachers Association. It is concluded that testing should focus on diagnosis and remediation, beginning in elementary school but should not be required for grade promotion or high school graduation. (CP) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Program Description (Operating Policies).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Seventh Plains Regional IRA Conference (Minneapolis, MN, September 27-29, 1979).