ERIC Number: ED065518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
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Educational Quality Assessment: Manual for Interpreting School Reports.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Educational Quality Assessment.
The results of the Pennsylvania Educational Quality Assessment program, Phase II, are interpreted. The first section of the manual presents a statement of each of the Ten Goals of Quality Education which served as the basis of the assessment. Also included are the key items on the questionnaires administered to 5th and 11th grade students. The second section concerns condition variables--their sources, and how raw data were transformed into condition variables. Section three provides norm tables showing the distributions on the measurement instruments in grades 5 and 11 in 355 elementary and 73 secondary schools. In addition, tables provide condition variable norms for the two grades, along with condition variable indices. Tables also provide a summary of the variables used to predict school means and the weights applied to the variables. The percentile distributions for the total student sample of each of the two grade levels were computed and tabulated. The tables show percentile ranks, raw score equivalents, and the mean of each school as well as student distribution on five groupings--very high, high, middle, low, and very low. The manual concludes with instructions in how to read a norm chart with an illustration, and illustrations are also given of the form a school report takes. (For related documents, see TM 001 436, 437, 439.) (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Educational Quality Assessment.