ERIC Number: ED196930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
NIE's Study of Minimum Competency Testing: A Process for the Clarification of Issues.
The National Institute of Education's (NIE) process of studying minimum competency testing (MCT) includes: (1) a clarification hearing to provide a public forum to discuss divergent views on salient issues related to MCT programs; (2) two investigative teams to explore the different perspectives on the issues, build comprehensive cases which reflect those perspectives, and develop challenges to the case proposed by the other team; (3) an opportunity for opposing sides to present their views, thus providing differing perspectives on complex issues; (4) a responsibility of decision-making for those persons involved in making judgments at the state and local level; (5) video tapes of the proceedings and distribution to legislators, state and local policy-makers and administrators, professional associations, special interest groups, teachers, and lay public advisory groups. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Large-scale Assessment, National Assessment of Educational Progress (10th, Boulder, CO, June, 1980).