ERIC Number: ED247280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
EQA Manual for Interpreting Secondary School Reports. Educational Quality Assessment.
Hertzog, James F.; And Others
This manual is designed to accompany Pennsylvania's Educational Quality Assessment (EQA) secondary school reports to assist in their interpretation and understanding. The normative sample is described as stratified on two dimensions: district enrollment and wealth. Administration procedures are summarized. The cognitive and non-cognitive areas assessed (Self-Esteem, Understanding Others, Reading Comprehension, Writing Skills, Mathematics, Interest in School and Learning, Societal Responsibility, Knowledge of Law/Government, Knowledge of Health/Safety, Creative Activities, Career Awareness, Appreciating Human Accomplishments, Knowledge of Human Accomplishments, and Information Usage) reflect the 12 educational goals adopted by the State Board of Education in 1979. Table 1 summarizes and describes the instruments used in these areas, while Tables 2 and 3, using Grade 11 test results from 190 schools in the 1983 normative sample, show correlation coefficients among school scores and school percentile ranks respectively. Discussions of predicted score range, the 35 condition variables taken into account, criterion-referenced scoring, score distributions, and item response data are also accompanied by relevant tables and data. A sample school report is included. The Appendices contain: an EQA teacher questionnaire; the Grade 11 regression analysis (1983); a normal curve diagram; comparisons of EQA results across the years; and Pennsylvania's original l0 goals of quality education. (BS)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Department of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Educational Quality Assessment.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Educational Quality Assessment
Note: For related documents, see ED 179 559 and TM 840 452-453. Small print in some tables.