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Minimum Competency Testing in Alabama [microform] : Regulations and Adaptations for the Handicapped / Glennelle Halpin and Sue Akers-Adams
Bib ID 5461738
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Halpin, Glennelle
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1985 
29 p. 

The purpose of this paper is to report on the processes followed and the modifications made to the Alabama state minimum competency testing program for exceptional students, as well as to provide results for exceptional students tested through spring 1985. A committee of lay citizens and professional educators identified basic competencies in reading, mathematics, and language to be mastered by Alabama students being granted a diploma. Another group constructed test items measuring these competencies. Before being assembled into booklet form, the trial items were reviewed by a number of professionals, including persons in special education. The items were critiqued by a specialist in visual impairments, a specialist in hearing impairments, a generalist who supervised a program of comprehensive special education services, and by a full-time staff person in special education at the State Department of Education. The Special Education Task Force for Basic Competency Education determined what special accommodations should be made in the testing program for the handicapped. The final report of this task force, Basic Competency Education Regulations and Accommodations for Exceptional Students, was adapted and disseminated to all local school systems. The regulations are included in the paper, as is the list of competencies. (LMO)


ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (13th, Biloxi, MS, November 6-8, 1985).

Educational level discussed: Secondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Achievement.  |  Disabilities.  |  Exceptional Persons.  |  Graduation Requirements.  |  Mastery Tests.  |  Mathematics Achievement.  |  Minimum Competency Testing.  |  Reading Achievement.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Special Education.  |  State Programs.  |  Student Certification.  |  Test Construction.  |  Test Results.  |  Testing Programs.  |  Alabama High School Graduation Examination  |  Alabama
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Akers-Adams, Sue, author
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