ERIC Number: ED248256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Reading, Grades 9-12. Teaching and Testing Our Basic Skills Objectives.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Research.
Focusing on the State of South Carolina Basic Skills Objectives, this reference guide is a tool for curriculum and instructional development. It is designed for in-service training and teacher use. There are sections for each of the six state reading objectives: Decoding and Word Meaning; Details; Main Idea; Reference Usage; Inference; and Analysis of Literature. Each objective section contains general information applicable to all grades or particular grade ranges to provide teachers with an understanding of the basic skills instructional continuum for grades 1-12. Further information on what skills ought to be considered for teaching, and how skills are tested is given for grade 8 and grades 9-12. Subskills tested on the Basic Skills Tests and other instructionally important skills for each objective are given in chart form. Instructional activities are suggested. To assist classroom assessment, each section contains test item descriptions, a skill difficulty chart, subskill supplements, sample Basic Skills Test items, and suggested instructional activities. Instructions for writing additional test items and for using the South Carolina Word List are also given. (BS)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Basic Skills, Class Activities, Educational Assessment, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, State Programs, Test Construction, Test Items, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Research.