ERIC Number: ED208066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Implementation of the Basic Skills Assessment Program, 1979-80.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
In compliance with Section 1 of the 1978 Act 631, the following information is reported: (1) the administration of readiness test to all students at the beginning of first grade and (2) the development, field testing, and revision of end of year criterion-referenced tests in Grades 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8. The readiness test was administered statewide to all first grade students in the Fall of 1979. Approximately 60 percent of the students were classified by the readiness test as being "ready" to begin formal first grade instruction, and approximately 38 percent were classified as being "not ready". The local test results provided teachers with information on those areas for which the first grade students needed additional developmental activities. During 1979, pools of test items were developed for the ends of Grades 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8 criterion-referenced tests. The Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Basic Skills Committees reviewed and revised the test item specifications and test items prior to field testing. The results from the field test will be reviewed and revised by the Basic Skills Committee prior to the statewide administration of the Grades 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8 tests. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.