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From Student Markets to Credential Markets: The Creation of the Regents Examination System in New York State, 1864-1890.
Beadie, Nancy – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Offers an account of the origins of the Regents examination system in New York providing an assessment of the preliminary examination results from 1866 to 1885 and a description of the development of advanced examinations. Discusses the implications of the New York case for understanding the emergence of credential markets. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Credentials, Educational Change, Educational History