ERIC Number: ED263157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for Establishing Minimum Competency Programs in Wyoming Schools.
Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
This handbook is designed to help local school districts to implement the November 8, 1980, State Board of Education policy requiring school districts to identify individual student needs in reading, writing, computation, and civic and economic responsibility and to provide assistance to those students. The Wyoming approach to minimum competency is unique among the 36 states having minimum competency requirements in that it focuses on the meeting of individual student needs at the local level and does not require automatic denial of a diploma as a result of failing a test. This approach places the responsibility for setting standards, assessing students, and determining the point at which they may be graduated at the local district level. This handbook is a response to district requests to provide guidance, and its contents should be read as suggestions not as mandates. In the accreditation process, the state will look for evidence that the district is moving toward implementation of the policy. The details of the program are to be developed locally. Districts may find this handbook helpful in developing an approach which best fits their own setting. (PN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title II