ERIC Number: ED403312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Admission Standards: Content & Process Areas Proficiencies and Indicators. PASS Project. Proficiency-based Admission Standards System Project.
Oregon State System of Higher Education, Eugene.
The Oregon State System of Higher Education is developing a new approach to admission to any of the state's seven public baccalaureate granting institutions. This approach replaces the grade point average with proficiencies, clearly specified statements of the knowledge and skills students must master. The new system is known as the Proficiency-based Admission Standards System (PASS). This document contains the current version of the proficiencies and more detailed descriptions of each proficiency, called indicators. These proficiencies are to be presented to the State Board of Higher Education in July 1996 and will then remain in the form approved at that time for 2 years for review and public response. There are 6 content and 9 process proficiency areas, with 44 proficiencies in the 6 content areas. Performance levels are being developed and piloted by teachers at 30 partnership high schools. Proficiency will be assessed through criterion-referenced tests, common assessment tasks, and teacher verifications of student proficiency. The content proficiencies are listed for mathematics, science, social science, second languages, humanities and literature, and visual and performing arts. Process proficiencies are defined for: (1) reading; (2) writing; (3) listening and speaking skills; (4) analytic thinking; (5) integrative thinking; (6) problem solving; (7) technology as a learning tool; (8) teamwork; and (9) quality work. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission (School), College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, Colleges, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, High Schools, Higher Education, Humanities, Listening Skills, Mathematics Achievement, Partnerships in Education, Pilot Projects, Problem Solving, Public Schools, Reading Achievement, Science Education, Second Language Learning, Social Sciences, Student Evaluation, Technology Education, Theater Arts, Thinking Skills, Visual Arts, Writing Achievement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Eugene.