Competency Testing

Since the 1980s, education reform has focused on "performance-based standards," which require a minimum level of academic achievement before which students may graduate. Or competency testing section has articles on exit options for high school graduation, including the various diplomas (i.e. standard diplomas, individual education plan (IEP) diplomas, occupational diplomas). Each state has its own laws and educational regulations, including competency testing rules. There are also legal challenges to competency tests for setting educational standards. This section provides information and resources on a variety of competency related matters, including background information on competency testing, state laws, legal authority and challenges, and more.

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