ERIC Number: ED226059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Implementation of the Basic Skills Assessment Program, 1980-81.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Research.
In compliance with Section 1 of the South Carolina 1978 Act 631, the following Basic Skills Assessment Program (BSAP) information is reported: (1) the administration of tests for first grade readiness and grades 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8; (2) the development and field-testing of the 11th grade test; (3) the field-testing of mandated basic skills instructional programs and materials; and (4) the monitoring of instructional components of the BSAP. The readiness test was administered to all first grade students in the fall of 1980. Approximately 64 percent of the students were classified by the readiness test as being "ready" to begin formal first grade instruction. The reading and mathematics tests were administered to grades 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8; a writing test was administered to grades 6 and 8. Score reports were provided to districts, schools, teachers, and parents so that additional instruction could be provided to students with deficiencies. During 1980-81, pools of test items were developed for grade 11 criterion-referenced tests. The Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Basic Skill Committees reviewed and revised both 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 grade 11 test. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Research.