ERIC Number: ED370963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Cognitive Skills Assessment Battery (CSAB) 1992 Report. Student Performance Assessment Report Series.
Garcia-Quintana, Roan; And Others
The Cognitive Skills Assessment Battery (CSAB), a school-readiness test, is administered to all public school students at the beginning of Grade 1 in South Carolina. This test is designed to measure a student's readiness to begin the formal school curriculum. The number of beginning first graders tested in 1992 (54,357) represented a decrease from that of 1991. Of these, 72.5% (39,403) tested ready, which was also a slight decrease from the 73.4% deemed ready in 1991. Approximately 60.5% of black students tested ready, as compared with 81.9% of white students. More female than male students were considered ready. In addition, there was a difference of 25.1 percentage points in the readiness rates of children eligible for and those not eligible for the lunch program. The readiness rate of students who attended private kindergarten was higher than that of public kindergarten students. Fewer children in 1992 had participated in Head Start, and the number of Head Start students who were ready declined from 1991. The readiness rate of students identified as handicapped also declined. Five figures present test results. Appendix 1 contains three tables of numbers and percentages of students tested, and Appendix 2 has two tables of score summaries. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Cognitive Development, Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Females, Grade 1, Kindergarten Children, Learning Readiness, Lunch Programs, Males, Performance, Poverty, Primary Education, Public Schools, Racial Differences, School Readiness Tests, Sex Differences, State Programs, Test Results, Testing Programs, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Identifiers: Cognitive Skills Assessment Battery; Project Head Start; South Carolina