ERIC Number: ED263183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Minimum Competency for Graduation. AISD, 1984-85.
Mangino, Evangelina; And Others
Written in a question-answer format, this report describes the impact of the Austin Independent School District graduation requirement on students. (1) What are the minimum competency requirements (MCR) for graduation? Students must demonstrate reading and mathematics competencies at the 9.0 grade equivalent. (2) How many 1984-85 graduates have met the MCR for graduation? Ninety-one percent met the reading MCR, 93 percent met the mathematics MCR, and 90 percent met the total reading and math MCR. (3) Have the requirements had any effect on student achievement? There are yearly increases in the percentage of seniors demonstrating competency. (4) What are the characteristics of graduates who signed letters of waiver? Common characteristics include: never taking a tutorial course, more are Black, more are males, average age is half-a-year older than other graduates, and a significant number were classified special education or limited-English-proficient students. (5) What changes in the MCR program were made in 1984-85? The program would not apply to graduates after 1985-86 due to a new state mandate (House Bill 72). (6) What changes need to be made in 1985-86? Students in grade 11 in 1985-86 must pass both the language and mathematics exit-level tests to receive a diploma. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.