ERIC Number: ED051290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-May
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Educational Quality Assessment Phase II Findings: The Pennsylvania Plan.
Campbell, Paul B.; Beers, Joan S.
The Pennsylvania Plan, a statewide educational quality assessment program, first formulated ten educational goals to serve as bases of evaluation and program development. Two of the plan's three phases have been completed. Phase I involved organizing a Bureau of Quality Assessment to establish a working evaluation plan, including the development of measurement instruments and procedures for collecting data, hypotheses concerning pupil achievement, and computer analytic techniques. Phase II was designed to provide patterns of student performance on each of the ten educational goals, reconfirm hypotheses concerning the relationships between pupil achievements and school and community variables, and, based on these relationships, provide regression weights for use in subsequent phases, and establish the adequacy of the measuring instruments. Phase III is characterized by four analysis and reporting procedures: prediction of expected school means, comparison of school means, comparison of student distributions, and evaluation of student responses to key items. This data should enable school personnel to use the tools and techniques developed in Phases I and II. See also TM 000 609-612. (PR)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.