ERIC Number: ED228016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Relationships between Readiness Characteristics and Basic Skills Achievement of Rural First Graders.
Liu, Jeanne M.; Brinlee, Patricia S.
The exploratory investigation was guided by four research questions: (1) what are the similarities and differences in the readiness status between rural and urban first graders; (2) what is the relationship between the readiness status and socioeconomic status of rural and urban first graders; (3) what are the similarities and differences in the end-of-year reading and mathematics basic skills achievement of rural and urban first graders; and (4) what are the relationships between readiness characteristics and reading and mathematics basic skills achievement of rural first graders? The Cognitive Skills Assessment Battery (CSAB) and the South Carolina Basic Skills Tests (Grade 1) were administered to a random sample of 3,883 children (2,063 or 53% rural and 1,820 or 47% urban). Results of analyses indicated that 64% of the rural students were considered "ready" on the basis of their total CSAB scores while 68% of the urban students were considered ready; that socioeconomic status appeared to be more highly related to readiness status than urbanism; and that the differences found in reading and math were very small and may not be meaningful from a practical perspective. (AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cognitive Skills Assessment Battery; South Carolina; South Carolina Basic Skills Assessment Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 11-15, 1983).