Eighth Grade Minimum Competency Testing and Early High School Dropout Patterns

@inproceedings{Ee2012EighthGM,
  title={Eighth Grade Minimum Competency Testing and Early High School Dropout Patterns},
  author={Gardiner Ee and eaevt and Aline G. Sayer},
  year={2012}
}
Data from the National Education Longitudinal Survey (NELS) are used to examine the relationship between minimum competency testing and dropout rates. Proponents of such testing have argued that minimum competency tests provide incentives for schools and students, but opponents have argued that such tests lead to a low-level basic skills curriculum and increase dropout rates by discouraging low-scoring students from continuing in school. The focus is on eighth-grade testing, specifically tests… CONTINUE READING

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