ERIC Number: ED110476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Abstract: Fall, 1974, South Carolina Statewide Testing Program, Volume 1, Number 15.
Finch, John M.
The Fall, 1974 South Carolina Statewide Testing Program was administered to nearly all of South Carolina's fourth and seventh grade students and a sample of ninth and eleventh grade students participated in the testing program. There were 49,068 fourth graders, about 98 percent, and 53,662 seventh graders, about 99 percent, tested. A representative sample of the State's ninth and eleventh grade students, approximately 11 percent, were tested. The results provide a picture of the performance of fourth and seventh grade public school students in the State. Additionally, the sample of ninth and eleventh grade public school students allows their test scores to be generalized to the ninth and eleventh grade public school students in South Carolina. The Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS), Form S, were employed to measure student's knowledge in the areas of reading, language, mathematics, reference skills, science, and social studies. The CTBS has been standardized on the basis of a sample of approximately 150,000 students drawn from across the nation. South Carolina student CTBS scores were compared to the national medians. The comparisons showed that South Carolina's fourth, seventh, ninth, and eleventh grade students consistently scored lower than the national median. (Author/BJG)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Research.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina