ERIC Number: EJ369646
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Competency Testing: Blessing or Bane?
Urzillo, Robert L.
Contemporary Education, v59 n1 p13-14 Fall 1987
The popular educational reform trend toward competency testing is appropriate to measure achievement in the basic skills areas, but competency testing in core curriculum areas may cause teachers to teach for the test, lead to minimal standards at the expense of excellence, and stifle the transfer of learning and creativity. (CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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