ERIC Number: ED252591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Minimum Competency for Graduation, AISD, 1983-84. High School Graduation Minimum Competency Requirements, Final Report.
Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
The Austin Independent School District (AISD) requires that all graduates have skills in reading and mathematics equivalent to a ninth-grade level or above (based on scores on the Texas Assessment of Basic Skills). Of the 3,152 high school graduates in 1983-84, the percentage who met AISD's minimum competency requirement was 91 percent in reading, 93 percent in mathematics, and 90 percent in both reading and mathematics. A higher percentage of seniors has demonstrated competency every year since 1981-82, when the requirement went into effect. Tutorial courses are provided to help students attain competency levels, and at least one tutorial is required prior to signing a waiver letter stating that the student understands that competency standards have not been met. The tutorials are reasonably effective in helping students attain minimum competency levels. Of the 1983-84 graduates who took at least one tutorial, the percentage who met competency requirements prior to graduation was 77 percent in reading and 91 percent in mathematics. (BW)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Graduation Requirements, High Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Minimum Competencies, Minimum Competency Testing, Reading Achievement, Tutorial Programs
Office of Research and Evaluation, AISD, 6100 Guadalupe, Box 79, Austin, TX 78752 ($1.00 plus $1.00 for postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Assessment of Basic Skills