ERIC Number: ED114969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Appreciating Human Accomplishments. A Guide to the Analysis and Interpretation of EQA Scores and Related Intervention Techniques. Guide to Strategies for Improvement, Goal 9. PDE Working Papers.
Hojak, Joseph L.
Goal IX of the Educational Quality Assessment (EQA) deals with appreciating human accomplishments. The assessment instruments concentrate on attitudes that measure the degree of value students place on areas of human accomplishment and the willingness of students to explore environments where firsthand experiences are available. The purpose of this paper is (1) to provide school districts concerned about the improvement of student attitudes as they relate to Goal IX with clues to strategies and programs that may effect change, (2) to help school districts utilize the EQA School Report as a diagnostic tool for the design and implementation of curriculum change, and (3) to provide suggested strategies and sources of literature specifically designed to focus on Goal IX. Two distinct approaches are presented. The indirect approach analyzes the condition variables that have significant correlation coefficients to Goal IX scores. The direct approach analyzes the student response patterns to the questionnaire items to determine areas or subscales that can serve as a point of focus for investigating educational research and implementing intervention strategies. The document also discusses intervention techniques and ongoing programs. An extensive bibliography and appendixes that provide a sample school report and describe available information packets are included. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Correlation, Cultural Enrichment, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Literature, Music Education, Natural Sciences, Science Education, Social Sciences, State Programs, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Student Participation, Values
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Planning and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania