ERIC Number: EJ298550
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Of Minima and Maxima: The Social Significance of Minimal Competency Testing and the Search for Educational Excellence.
Ericson, David P.
American Journal of Education, v92 n3 p245-61 May 1984
Explores the many meanings of the minimal competency testing movement and the more recent mobilization for educational excellence in the schools. Argues that increasing the value of the diploma by setting performance standards on minimal competency tests and by elevating academic graduation standards may strongly conflict with policies encouraging equality of educational and economic opportunity. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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