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ERIC Number: ED012795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct-1
Pages: 45
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Reference Count: 0
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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION INFORMATION SYSTEM. FINAL REPORT.
ZWICKEL, I.; AND OTHERS
STATE- AND FEDERAL-LEVEL DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS WERE DEVELOPED FOR A SYSTEM CAPABLE OF COLLECTING AND REDUCING NATIONWIDE STATISTICAL DATA ON VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. THESE SPECIFICATIONS WERE EXPECTED TO PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR THE ADOPTION BY ALL STATES OF AN INFORMATION REPORTING SYSTEM THAT WOULD MEET BOTH PRESENT AND FUTURE FEDERAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM WOULD BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN EDUCATIONAL ACCOUNTING AND COMPREHENSIVE NATIONWIDE QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS. DURING THE COURSE OF DESIGNING THE SYSTEM, NUMEROUS CONFERENCES WERE HELD WITH FEDERAL AND STATE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PERSONNEL TO DEFINE THE BASIC DATA NEEDED TO MEET IMMEDIATE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. IN ADDITION, A TOUR OF SEVEN STATES WAS MADE TO SURVEY EXISTING VOCATIONAL EDUCATION REPORT SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES, PROCESSING TECHNIQUES, AND PROBLEMS RELATED TO DATA COLLECTION AND RETRIEVAL. AFTER THE BASIC DATA WAS DEFINED, A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM WAS DESIGNED FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND DEMONSTRATED IN A FIELD TEST. ALTHOUGH ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS WERE WRITTEN FOR THE DEMONSTRATION, THE RESULTS WERE DETAILED ENOUGH TO REFINE THE PROTOTYPE DESIGN FOR APPLICATION TO A UNIVERSAL SYSTEM. A PRELIMINARY STUDENT REPORT FORM WAS DEVELOPED DURING THE EARLY STAGES OF THE DESIGN PROGRAM BUT, DUE TO COMPLEXITIES OF GATHERING STUDENT DATA FROM MANY STATES, STAFF ACTIVITY DATA WAS USED INSTEAD AS THE DATA BASE FOR THE DESIGN AND DEMONSTRATION PHASES. THE PRELIMINARY STUDENT RECORD CARD AND ACCOMPANYING INSTRUCTIONS ARE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE DELINEATED FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENTAL EFFORT. DETAILED SYSTEM DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS WERE PRESENTED IN THE FEDERAL AND STATE OPERATING MANUALS--AA 000 156, AA 000 157, AND AA 000 158. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Federal Electric Corp., Paramus, NJ.
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