ERIC Number: ED226039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
BSAP Parent Support Project, 1981-1982. Final Project Report.
Southeastern Public Education Program, Columbia, SC.
In 1978, the South Carolina state legislature passed Act 631, resulting in the mandated Basic Skills Assessment Program (BSAP) to improve the quality of instruction in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. This report is the documentation of a 1-year Southeastern Public Education Program project, the Basic Skills Assessment Program--Parent Support Project, conducted in South Carolina. The project was designed for parents whose children were most likely not to meet the mandated standards of the BSAP; it sought to encourage and prepare parents to have increased contact with the schools in which their children were enrolled to assure that their children were benefitting from the requirements of the BSAP. This was achieved through an outreach and training project to provide: an understanding of the general purpose, the educational implications and the importance of discussing their child's performance on the BSAP; and knowledge of what questions to ask, what they could do to assure that their child received the assistance needed, and which community groups/individuals could provide assistance in understanding BSAP test results. Documentation of the project (questionnaire, letters to parents, school district presentations, meeting agendas, and correspondence) is included in the appendices. (Author/PN)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Low Achievement, Minimum Competency Testing, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Program Effectiveness, State Programs, Test Interpretation, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Needmor Fund, Toledo, OH.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Public Education Program, Columbia, SC.