ERIC Number: ED434610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Strategies for Implementing Competency-Based Admissions Standards. State Strategies That Support Successful Student Transitions from Secondary to Postsecondary Education.
This monograph analyzes new competency-based college admissions strategies linked to school reform initiatives that focus on linking K-12 and postsecondary education systems. It is based on data collected as part of a national survey of state higher education agencies and site visits to Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Ohio, Washington, and Wisconsin, with Wisconsin, Colorado, and Washington selected for in-depth study because of their early involvement with and substantial commitment to a competency-based model. Following an introduction, individual sections address: (1) policy environments that support change and new roles for state systems as facilitators and partners in the development of competency-based systems; (2) reasons for competency-based admissions (to respond to political forces, to articulate curriculum with public schools, and to ensure better-prepared students); (3) development and implementation of competency-based admissions and competency assessment; and (4) the effects so far, especially in Wisconsin and Colorado, the only states now admitting students via competency-based programs; and (5) continuing challenges, including costs and benefits, predictability and portability questions, compatibility with nontraditional learning, and common understandings of terminology. (DB)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Articulation (Education), College Admission, College School Cooperation, Competency Based Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, State Standards, Strategic Planning
State Higher Education Executive Officers, 707 Seventeenth St., Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427. Tel: 303-299-3686.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.; ACT, Inc., Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Washington; Wisconsin