ERIC Number: ED104917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Utilization of QUESTA II: An Affective Assessment of School Environment.
Moore, Daniel E.
QUESTA II assesses the high school environment in terms of values, attitudes, expectations, and levels of satisfaction through students' and faculty's perceptions. This questionnaire provides information about how the students feel about themselves, and their relationships with their teachers, administrators, and classmates. Since the 1969-70 school year, QUESTA II has been administered biannually to all 11th grade students and to all faculty members in order to: (1) learn more about the students and staff and also the characteristics of the school environment; (2) discover more about how the school functions; (3) identify those factors in the affective domain which are influencing learning; and (4) identify the school's strengths and weaknesses. The paper describes how one school district has utilized QUESTA II findings to provide relevant data for both information and discussion sessions at school-community self evaluation conferences and to provide information that focuses on action needed to improve the school's environment. QUESTA II may also be used as a supplement to Pennsylvania's program of Educational Quality Assessment or to construct the needs assessment for a Title III program. The paper includes the procedures used in administering QUESTA II, the plan used to translate the results into a meaningful qualitative report, and a sample of the developed form from the April 1974 administration. (Author/BJG)
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Affective Objectives, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Educational Quality, Expectation, High Schools, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Student School Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Values
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania