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ERIC Number: ED011605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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ORGANIZING FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING IN THE AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. INITIAL REPORT.
LAMKIN, BILL
THE APPLICATION OF COMPUTER TECHNIQUES TO PROCESSING AND ANALYZING INFORMATION GATHERED IN SCHOOL-SYSTEM FILES WAS INVESTIGATED. THE STUDY WAS PLANNED TO (1) IDENTIFY JOBS PRESENTLY PERFORMED BY HAND IN THE AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS WHICH COULD BE EFFICIENTLY AND ECONOMICALLY PERFORMED BY MACHINES, (2) DESCRIBE MACHINE-APPLICATION JOBS WHICH ARE NOT PRESENTLY PERFORMED BECAUSE OF LIMITED CLERICAL AND PROFESSIONAL HELP, AND (3) EFFECT A SYSTEMATIC AND UNIFIED APPROACH TO THE ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION FOR PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS. THE INVESTIGATORS CONCLUDED THAT, OF THE INFORMATION GATHERED IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, THE FOLLOWING COULD BE PROCESSED BY A COMPUTER-BASED SYSTEM--PUPIL-PERSONNEL RECORDS (SINGLE SCHOOL), SCHOOL REPORTS AND RECORDS, SYSTEM-WIDE PUPIL REPORTS, EMPLOYEE-PERSONNEL RECORDS, BUSINESS OFFICE PROCEDURES, AND PUPIL-PERSONNEL RECORDS (SCHOOL-WIDE). SOME OF POSSIBLE EXTENSIONS OF SERVICES WERE LISTED. CONTINUED PLANNING WAS SUGGESTED FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTER-BASED INFORMATION SYSTEM IN AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, A JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, AND A SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. DETERMINATIONS WHICH SHOULD BE MADE INCLUDE (1) WHAT INFORMATION IS NEEDED, (2) HOW THE INFORMATION WILL BE GATHERED, (3) WHAT THE ORGANIZATION OF THE MATERIALS ON THE INPUT-DOCUMENT SHOULD BE, AND (4) WHAT USE WOULD BE MADE OF THE INFORMATION. A SCHEDULE FOR STAFFING AND SUPPORTING THE CONTINUING WORK WAS INCLUDED. (TC)
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Identifiers: Texas (Austin)