ERIC Number: ED166198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Educational Quality Assessment (EQA) (Follow-up Survey for the 1976 Assessment).
Kim, Joyce S.
Superintendents from 155 school districts in Pennsylvania were surveyed regarding their participation in Pennsylvania's 1976 Educational Quality Assessment (EQA). Ten state goals for quality public school education were assessed in grades 5, 8, and 11, as part of the EQA. Questionnaire responses were returned by superintendents from 128 school districts, and focused on: (1) extent of dissemination of EQA results; (2) usefulness of EQA data; and (3) contributions of the EQA advisory service. Results indicated that the assessment results were widely disseminated, using a variety of means to publicize the data. Over 88% of the districts responding indicated that EQA information had been used for program planning. Thirteen percent of the districts had not yet used EQA data; this was largely attributed to lack of staff time. The most useful results involved the following goals: verbal and mathematics basic skills; self esteem; interest in school; and vocational aptitude. Opinions regarding the accuracy of the data and the assistance in interpreting it were also surveyed. The twenty-item questionnaire and extensive quotations from the comments received are appended. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Planning and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania Educational Quality Assessment; Pensylvania