ERIC Number: ED196929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
South Carolina Statewide Testing Program 1979-80. Summary Report.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Research.
The 1979-80 South Carolina Statewide Testing Program assessed the achievement of students in public school grades 3, 6, and 11. Results were used to facilitate the decision-making process of educators at the state, district, and school levels. The Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS) were used to measure achievement in the basic skill areas of reading, language, mathematics, reference skills, science, and social studies. For the fourth consecutive year, two levels of the CTBS were administered to grades 3 and 6. All 92 school districts participated in the program at all three grade levels. In all three grades, more than 40% of the students scored above the national average in language, science, and social studies. The lowest performance for all three grades was in mathematics. In reading, 46.8% of grade 3 students exceeded the national average, as did 43.8% of grade 6 students and 36.0% of grade 11 students. The highest average scores were recorded by grades 3 and 6 in science, and by grade 6 in reference skills. (RL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Comparative Testing, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 11, Grade 3, Grade 6, Language Proficiency, Library Skills, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics, Public Schools, Reading Achievement, Sciences, Scores, Social Studies, State Programs, Test Norms, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Research.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills; South Carolina; South Carolina Statewide Testing Program