ERIC Number: ED214999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Who's Keeping Score? A User's Guide to Video Cassettes & Transcript [of the Minimal Competency Testing Clarification Hearings].
Herndon, Enid; And Others
The National Institute of Education (NIE) sponsored a "Clarification Hearing" to examine the pros and cons of minimum competency testing (MCT). The purpose was to provide information that will assist educational decision makers and others as they address some of the more critical issues concerning MCT policy and programs. As a result, NIE produced the following materials: a verbatim writtem transcript of the 3-day hearing, video cassettes of the hearing, summary video cassettes for each day of the hearing, and a documentary providing an overview on minimum competency testing, also available on video cassette. This guide is intended to aid the use of these materials in making decisions related to MCT policies and programs. An overview of the clarification process used in the study, an outline of the cases presented by the pro and con teams, a summary of each witness' testimony, and a brief description of each MCT program discussed at the hearing are provided. Suggested discussion questions intended to stimulate further examination of pertinent issues at the state and local levels, and suggested activities for making use of the materials for policy making, staff development, and research follow. A key for locating witness testimony on the videotapes and in the transcript is also provided. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: McLeod Corp., Washington, DC.