ERIC Number: ED211921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
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An Assessment Report of the State of the Arts in Basic Skills Instruction.
Smith, Lawrence L.
Presenting results from a project that analyzed four years of student scores on the Florida State Student Assessment Test (SSAT), this paper first provides background information on why the study was undertaken (to determine student needs and teacher training needs) and how the data were collected and analyzed. The bulk of the report, a two-part discussion of student performance on 13 reading and 24 mathematics performance objectives, examines those enabling skills and objectives with which third, fifth, eighth, and eleventh grade students had the most difficulty. The report focuses on the following skills or objectives: (1) determining word meaning from context; (2) recognizing fantasy, fact, and opinion; (3) recognizing irrelevant and invalid statements; (4) adding and subtracting fractions; (5) solving real-world problems involving fractions, decimals, and percentages; and (6) solving money problems. Following the section on results are a summary of the data and lists of recommendations for teachers, school administrators, and colleges of education. Sample test items from the SSAT are appended. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Florida