This book points out that any testing scheme creates inequities and tests are of special concern due to the emphasis society places on high school graduation; a society cannot accept their potential to mark a student for life. It discusses that the goals of minimum competency testing are laudable.
1. Why Minimum Competency Testing? 2. The Technology of Testing 3. Setting Standards for Minimum Competency 4. Effects of Minimum Competency Testing on Curriculum 5. Competency Testing of Minority and Handicapped Students 6. Legal Background of Minimum Competency Testing 7. The Case of Debra P 8. Goodbye to Excellence