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    Making Sense of the Competency Testing Movement

    Walt Haney, George Madaus
    The movement to test students' competencies as both a basis for promotion and a means for improving educational achievement is gathering momentum. In this article, Walt Haney and George Madaus explore the complexities of minimal-competency testing. They examine the implementation of minimal-competency testing programs nationwide and argue for a careful consideration of several important unresolved issues: the definition of what constitutes a "minimal competency" the determination of appropriate measures, and the use of the concept of minimal competence in formulating educational goals.

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    Winter 1978 Issue

    Abstracts

    Reforming School Politics
    David K. Cohen
    Literacy without Schooling
    Testing for Intellectual Effects
    Sylvia Scribner, Michael Cole
    Making Sense of the Competency Testing Movement
    Walt Haney, George Madaus
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