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Beattie, Susan; And Others – 1982
The effects of physical modifications of the minimum competency test on the performance of third grade learning disabled (LD) students (n=345) on versions of a Florida state minimum competency test are evaluated. The test modifications included alterations in line length, groupings of items, answer formats, administration procedures, as well as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade 3, Learning Disabilities, Minimum Competency Testing
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA. – 1987
Bob Algozzine et al. studied Florida's minimum competency testing as a requirement for high school graduation and wrote a report titled "Analysis of Basic Skill Competencies of Learning Disabled Adolescents," from which this one-page summary was prepared. The study sample included 938 regular class students and 1,098 learning-disabled…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Basic Skills, Communication Skills, Comparative Analysis
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. – 1979
After studying the testing and remedial programs used in Florida's public schools, the Task Force on Educational Assessment Programs presented its findings and recommendations. Findings are reported regarding: the schedule for implementing the testing program (which requires that students pass the Functional Literacy Test before they may graduate…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Communication Skills, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives
Tesolowski, Dennis G. – Viewpoints in Teaching and Learning, 1980
New minimum high school graduation standards were mandated for 1978-79 graduates, by Florida's Educational Accountability Act of 1976. Requirements included mastery of basic skills, completion of minimum course credits, and satisfactory performance on functional literacy tests. The literacy test was the primary criterion for graduation. On its…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Basic Skills, Court Litigation, Educational History