ERIC Number: ED109199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Inside the EQA Inventory: Grade 11.
Russell, Nolan F.
The Secondary Form of the Educational Quality Assessment (EQA) Inventory is designed for 11th grade students in Commonwealth public schools. Test scales are designed to measure some facet of state quality assessment goals. Along with basic skills, the various instruments examine: (1) social and health habits, (2) feelings toward self and others, (3) value placed on learning and human accomplishment, (4) interest in creative activities, (5) methods of coping with frustration, and (6) attitudes toward work and career planning. Extensive investigation concerning the consistency of student responses within each scale and the stability of student responses to the scales over time has been conducted. Total scales yielded high internal consistency reliability while shorter subscales were weak. Strong correspondence between ratings made by teachers and student scores was demonstrated for seven of the attitude scales. The unit of analysis of all data received from the EQA was the school. The inventory provided information on: (1) student-body standing on each composite goal test relative to a statewide reference group, (2) student-body standing relative to groups similar in home and school environments, and (3) proportion of student-body who demonstrated minimum positive attitudes. (Author/BJG)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Basic Skills, Confidentiality, Creativity, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Grade 11, Health, Measurement Techniques, Moral Values, Scoring, Secondary Education, Self Esteem, State Programs, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Testing, Tests
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Planning and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania