ERIC Number: ED190635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Minimum Competency Testing in the Great City Schools.
Connelly, Maureen, Comp.; Casserly, Michael, Comp.
This report represents the first attempt by the Council of the Great City Schools to assess the states of minimal competency testing in its twenty-eight member cities. This report does not focus on the results of the tests, but on the general characteristics of each competency testing program. Few cities use the same tests or collaborate in program developement, and there is wide variance in the grades to which the tests are administered. There is no single producer of the tests; in some cases the state develops the tests; in others, the local school system, a private testing agency, or even a combination of the three. Most tests have been developed and implemented during the last four years in conjunction with remedial instruction. The tests represent a first attempt by each school system/community at identifying the skills necessary to function in society. Program components and descriptions of competency testing in each district are included. (GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.