ERIC Number: ED223727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The South Carolina Basic Skills Assessment Program: A Description of the State Department of Education's Monitoring Process and Reports.
Williams, Jerome A.
The Basic Skills Assessment Act (631) is a law passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1978 which established the Basic Skills Assessment Program. This law requires the establishment of statewide educational objectives for reading, writing, and mathematics for each grade level, kindergarten through grade 12. The law also requires that a readiness test be given at the beginning of the school year to every student entering the first grade. The purpose of this program is to improve the quality of instruction in the basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics. During 1981-82 the Southeastern Public Education Program conducted a project (Basic Skills Assessment Program - Parent Support Project) in South Carolina aimed at educating parents and other citizens about the Basic Skills Assessment Program. This report is an attempt to systematically review the monitoring process and the monitoring visits conducted in 1981-82 by the State Department of Education. It is also an attempt to provide information about the Basic Skills Assessment Program's implementation and the problems that school districts are encountering. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Public Education Program, Columbia, SC.
Identifiers: South Carolina Basic Skills Assessment Program