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ERIC Number: ED012096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar-30
Pages: 68
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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SOME RESULTS OF A SIMULATION OF AN URBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT.
SISSON, ROGER L.
A COMPUTER PROGRAM WHICH SIMULATES THE GROSS OPERATIONAL FEATURES OF A LARGE URBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT IS DESIGNED TO PREDICT SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY VARIABLES ON A YEAR-TO-YEAR BASIS. THE MODEL EXPLORES THE CONSEQUENCES OF VARYING SUCH DISTRICT PARAMETERS AS STUDENT POPULATION, STAFF, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, NUMBERS AND SIZES OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS, SALARY, OVERHEAD COSTS, AND INFLATION EFFECTS. PAST AND PRESENT VALUES OF THESE PARAMETERS ARE USED TO CALCULATE FUTURE TRENDS. ADMINISTRATIVE DATA WHICH LIMIT THE MODEL ARE STUDENTS PER STAFF MEMBER, SPACE PER STUDENT, AND COMPUTER EQUIPMENT PER STUDENT. COMMUNITY-ESTABLISHED LIMITS ARE THE OPERATING BUDGET, CAPITAL BUDGET, AND COMPUTER BUDGET. THE SIMULATOR PROGRAM CAN BE USED TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMUM POLICY TO BE ADOPTED IN TERMS OF THE FOREGOING PARAMETERS AND LIMITS. THE FORTRAN PROGRAM IS INCLUDED IN THE APPENDIX. (HM)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Management Science Center.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)