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A Reform Cooled-Out: Competency Tests Required for High School Graduation

Nov 1990

James S. Catterall

This report draws on data to explore some of the lasting effects of competency test legistration. We were particularly interested in the importance assigned to this test by the students themselves, since it is toward their levels of learning that competency tests are publicly directed.

Catterall, J. S. (1990). A reform cooled-out: Competency tests required for high school graduation (CSE Report 320). Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).