ERIC Number: ED432611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Skills Assessment Program (BSAP). District and State Results, 1998 Administration. Percentages of Students Meeting State Standards [and] 1998 Results of the Basic Skills Assessment Program (BSAP). Data Update.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
South Carolina's Basic Skills Assessment Program (BSAP) assesses basic skills in reading, mathematics, writing, and science for grades 3, 6, 8, and 10 (exit examination). In 1998, the tests were administered statewide in April. This report provides 3 years of data on percentages of students meeting state standards. The data are reported by grade/subject for each of the 86 South Carolina school districts as well as for the state as a whole. The BSAP tests are criterion-referenced and therefore, by design, measure student performance against standards specifically intended for use in South Carolina and approved by the State Board of Education. Four lengthy tables present data for each of the tested grades. Results from BSAP assist in identifying student deficiencies and in providing appropriate instruction to students not meeting standards. Results are also used to improve the school curriculum. Since the test is administered only in South Carolina, national comparisons cannot be made. The results are presented by percentage of students meeting standards over time, and demographic groupings according to performance by grade level and subject area across years. Recommendations are offered. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.