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ERIC Number: ED265191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Minimum Competency Testing in Alabama: Regulations and Adaptations for the Handicapped.
Halpin, Glennelle; Akers-Adams, Sue
The purpose of this paper is to report on the processes followed and the modifications made to the Alabama state minimum competency testing program for exceptional students, as well as to provide results for exceptional students tested through spring 1985. A committee of lay citizens and professional educators identified basic competencies in reading, mathematics, and language to be mastered by Alabama students being granted a diploma. Another group constructed test items measuring these competencies. Before being assembled into booklet form, the trial items were reviewed by a number of professionals, including persons in special education. The items were critiqued by a specialist in visual impairments, a specialist in hearing impairments, a generalist who supervised a program of comprehensive special education services, and by a full-time staff person in special education at the State Department of Education. The Special Education Task Force for Basic Competency Education determined what special accommodations should be made in the testing program for the handicapped. The final report of this task force, Basic Competency Education Regulations and Accommodations for Exceptional Students, was adapted and disseminated to all local school systems. The regulations are included in the paper, as is the list of competencies. (LMO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Alabama High School Graduation Examination