ERIC Number: ED243955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Getting Inside the EQA Inventory: Grades 5, 8, and 11. 1983 Edition.
Kohr, Richard L., Comp.; And Others
This guide begins with a series of questions and answers that introduce Pennsylvania's Educational Quality Assessment (EQA) Inventory as a 188- to 190-item multiple-choice test for grades 5, 8, and 11. Items are selected from a 400-item bank using matrix sampling procedures. Test results are analyzed at the school level; no individual student profiles are given. The 14 areas of measurement of the EQA are presented, with the measurement rationale and safeguards, and descriptions of (1) the assessment design, (2) the matrix sampling test design, (3) EQA reliability, and (4) EQA validity. The 14 areas are: (1) self-esteem, (2) understanding others, (3) reading comprehension, (4) writing skills, (5) mathematics, (6) interest in school and learning, (7) societal responsibility, (8) knowledge of law/government, (9) health, (10) creative activities, (11) career awareness, (12) appreciating human accomplishments, (13) knowledge of human accomplishments, and (14) information usage. (PN)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Affective Measures, Affective Objectives, Basic Skills, Cognitive Objectives, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 11, Grade 5, Grade 8, Item Sampling, State Programs, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Educational Quality Assessment.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania Educational Quality Assessment
Note: For related documents, see ED 178 591, ED 103 468, and ED 109 199.