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ERIC Number: ED194544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Report on Thirty-Nine South Carolina Black Community Leaders' Knowledge/Opinions of the Cognitive Skills Assessment Battery.
Mizell, Hayes; McCurley, Betzi
Results of an attitude survey of 39 selected Black community leaders in South Carolina toward South Carolina's Basic Skills Assessment Program (BSAP) and the Cognitive Skills Assessment Battery (CSAB) are presented. Of the 39 returned questionnaires, 10 were from public school educators, 7 were from school board members, and 13 were from officers of local NAACP branches. The respondents had a fairly good understanding of the name of the test, when it was administered, and its purpose. However, only half of those surveyed knew that a score below 88 on the CSAB constituted identifying a child as "not ready" for first grade. One-third of those surveyed were not aware that: (1) the BSAP requires each school to inform the parents, in writing, if their child has been identified as "not ready"; and (2) the parents of a "not ready" child must receive an explanation of their child's skill deficiencies, as well as suggestions about how they can help their child overcome those deficiencies. Concerns of respondents included the possibility for greater grouping/tracking, and teachers' possible emphasis on teaching only the basic skills to be tested. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cognitive Skills Assessment Battery; South Carolina; South Carolina Statewide Testing Program