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APASO-ll - Frequently Asked Questions


Principles of the revision and its design
 
1.
Why is it necessary to refine APASO?
2.
Could APASO-II align with the enhanced School Development and Accountability (SDA) framework?
3.
What are the major revisions on APASO-II?
4.
Why isn’t there an option of ‘Not applicable’ in the scales, as appeared in the Stakeholder Survey?
5.
APASO-II includes items such as ‘Duty to the Nation’, ‘Emotional Attachment to the Nation’, ‘Attitudes toward the Nation’ and the like. Are there any presumptions for these items?
The use of APASO-II 
1.
Are schools required to collect data for a particular item in APASO-II? Is it necessary for schools to provide social and affective performance data to the EDB?
2.
When conducting the External School Review, will the EDB make reference to the information from APASO to assess school performance?
3.
What are the principles to be noted by schools in planning the use of APASO?
4.
How should schools select the scales/subscales in APASO-II for evaluation?
5.
Can schools amend the items in the scales?
6.
Which schools can use APASO-II?
7.
Must APASO be used by student guidance teachers/master/mistress?
8.
When administering the questionnaire, can teachers explain the items to their students?
The use of data
1.
Will the norm data be updated every year?
2.
What is the purpose of providing Rasch score in APASO-II?
3.
How do we convert the raw scores into Rasch scores with the conversion table?
4.
Can schools use the data obtained from APASO-II to assess students' performance and use it as the basis for comparing the effectiveness of different schools?
5.
If the ratings of a student on certain items are lower than the norm, does it mean that his/her performance on those aspects is not satisfactory?
6.
What is Effect Size?
Support Measures
1.
What kind of training and support are provided by the EDB for teachers?