ERIC Number: ED185675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The State Basic Skills Improvement Efforts Funded Under P.L. 95-561: Title II: Basic Skills Improvement Act. A National Perspective on the South Carolina Basic Skills Objectives Development Effort.
Jackson, Shirley A.
The National Basic Skills Improvement Program is authorized to provide grants and contracts to enable children to master the basic skills of reading, mathematics, and effective communication. In mid-1978 the South Carolina Legislature established the South Carolina Basic Skills Assessment Program. In the first half of 1979 an intensive project was carried out in which statewide basic skills objectives for South Carolina were identified. The project involved the efforts of both a contracting agency and a contractor. This paper, by outlining the components of the federal legislation, provides a national perspective at a sumposium centered on the lessons derived from the six-month project. Discussed specifically in relation to the South Carolina project are how to get the most out of a contract and contractor, and whether the development of objectives and tests will improve the basic skills of children. (Author/MLF).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Basic Skills Improvement Program; South Carolina
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).