ERIC Number: ED460964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Results of the Cognitive Skills Assessment Battery (CSAB), 1998. Data Update.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
The Cognitive Skills Assessment Battery (CSAB) measures student readiness to begin first grade. It is the assessment used by South Carolina to measure the readiness of each student and to plan an appropriate program for each child. In fall 1998, 81.2% of the first graders (43,568 of 53,640 students) met the readiness standard for South Carolina (a score of 88), a larger percentage than scored ready the preceding year. The percentage of first graders meeting the standard has increased 9.3 percentage points since 1995. Increases in students passing the state standard were noted for African American, White, but decreases were seen for Asian-American Hispanic and Native American students. Only 58.5% of Hispanic students met the standard, while 87.7% of White students met it. Females were more likely than males to meet the standard, and students who were not eligible for reduced-price lunch were more likely to meet the standard (89.4%) than those who were eligible for reduced price lunch (82.2%). In addition, students who attended kindergarten were more likely to meet the standard. Recommendations are made for increasing the numbers of students meeting the state readiness standard. (Contains 10 figures and 7 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina