ERIC Number: ED034137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Arizona Adult Basic Education Data Processing System: A Progress Report.
Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff.
A record keeping system for adult basic education using automatic data processing was designed and operated for one year by the Arizona Research Coordinating Unit of Northern Arizona University. During the year, there were 3,163 students enrolled in 160 classes in 19 projects. Females outnumbered males by nearly two to one but male enrollment increased during the year by 52.8% while female enrollment declined 3.8%. Problems incurred: programing and processing delays in the data processing center; an inefficient communications system between the Division of Adult Basic Education and the Research Coordinating Unit; inability of adult basic education personnel to fully comprehend the data; difficulties in programing due to highly flexible input schedule; difficulties by teachers and project officers in using the input forms; and inability of the Research Coordinating Unit to know of some data not received. Improvement was recommended in the following areas: data collection, record keeping, job assignment, and cost accounting. (author/nl)
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Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff.