ERIC Number: ED065516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Educational Quality Assessment. Pennsylvania Looks at Its Schools.
The Pennsylvania Plan for Educational Quality Assessment is discussed as to its beginnings, its goals, its implementation, and its future. The plan aids schoolmen of the State in assessing the quality of education their schools are providing in relation to 10 goals, which propose to encourage the students to develop self-understanding, understanding of others, basic language and number skills, good citizenship, good health habits, their own creative potential, an appreciation of broad human achievement, a continuing interest in their own further learning, an ability to prepare themselves for productive vocations, and an ability in general to change within a changing world. In 1968, a pilot program (Phase I) was implemented to test a 10-goal measurement package to assure that each test was reliable and valid. The variable conditions were characteristics of students, of teachers, and of school and community. Phase II, carried out in 1969, used replies of students and teachers to questionnaires and data from school administrators and the Bureau of Statistics to develop standards for students' performance. Phase III, begun in 1970 and still underway, is the actual assessing of 111 school districts. A case study of one of the school districts is included with a chart of the percentile ranking of the schools on the 10 goals, as well as the actual score for each of the school's students. (For related documents, see TM 001 437-439.) (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.