United States Patent  [li] Patent Number: 4,650,426
Brigance  Date of Patent: Mar. 17, 1987
U.S. Patent Mar. 17,1987 Sheet 1 of5 4,650,426
 SKILL EVALUATING APPARATUS AND METHOD
 Inventor: Albert H. Brigance, Eureka, Calif.
 Assignee: Curriculum Associates, Inc.,
 Int. CI.4 G09B 19/00
 U.S. a 434/322; 281/15 R;
 Field of Search 35/48 A, 9 E, 9 F, 35 E;
281/15 R, 16; 283/45, 46; 434/178, 322
 References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
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1,174,495 3/1916 Harford 283/63 A
1,281,295 10/1918 Cody 35/48 A
1,327,610 1/1920 Billow 283/63 A
1,492,932 5/1924 Orrell 283/63 A
1,500,777 7/1924 Stevenson 35/48 A
1,717,435 6/1929 Cocks 281/16
2,234,075 3/1941 Carolin 281/15 R X
3,208,772 9/1965 Dahlstrand et al 281/15 R X
Curriculum Associates Catalog 1976/77-"High Impact
Skills Materials" published Mar. 1976.
Primary Examiner—William H. Grieb
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Charles Hieken
A loose-leaf book includes dividers having sections for evaluating student skills in readiness, word recognition, oral reading comprehension, word analysis, vocabulary, language arts, spelling, reference skills, numbers, operations, measurement and geometry and one facing page containing material observable by a student or other person whose skills are to be evaluated and the other facing page carrying instructions to the examiner or evaluator with any readable material on each page arranged in rows extending away from and generally parallel to the axis of the page-holding rings between facing pages and with a cover for one page attached around the rings covering designs to be observed by the student and hingeable so that the examiner may uncover the items for predetermined times and then instruct the student to draw them from memory. There is a student record book having means for recording the response of each person being tested on successive occasions with pencil and pens of different predetermined colors and indicating learning objectives for the period following the evaluation.
1 Claim, 6 Drawing Figures
STUDENT RECORD BOOK*
Grade Level Test Profile: The results of Grade Level Tests included in the inventory may be graphed below to provide a summary of the student's progress.
TEST GRADE LEVEL
Pr 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
ing Level-Page 5
sion Level-Page 5
Write the letters "S" or "N" and circle "Yes" or "No" in the designated box to describe
the student's behavior/reaction during testing. Use a pencil or pen of the color indicated
on the left.
S-Satisfactory N-Needs to Improve