The legal aspects of competency-based testing for high school graduation

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Rupert Neil Blanton (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to ascertain the legal status of competency-based testing for the high school diploma in the United States. A study of background factors, the use of a questionnaire, and a search for applicable court cases constituted the methods of research used. The research on background factors revealed the following conditions important in providing a pro-competency testing atmosphere during the late seventies: a fourteen-year decline in scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, a decline in public school standards and achievement over the past two decades as measured and publicized by national agencies, and pressures for reform from a wide spectrum of the non-educational establishment.

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Language: English
Date: 1979
Competency-based educational tests $x Law and legislation
Competency-based education $z United States
Educational law and legislation

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