ERIC Number: ED052632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Nationwide Survey of Data Processing in State Education Agencies.
Manion, Raymond C.; Gilbert, Katherine E.
A survey was conducted to determine the extent to which electronic data processing (EDP) equipment is used by state education agencies, to define the applications being made of EDP equipment by state education agencies, and to estimate future activities required of state education agencies for systematic analysis of management information. The information was collected via telephone survey, personal interview, and content analysis of government documents. It was found that: 54% of the states have an onboard computer; 30% of the state education agencies use the state computer; 90% of the state education agencies have a computer available for data processing; 59% of the states use IBM equipment; the average annual cost for computer services is $309,000; and the four most common computer applications are teacher certification, apportionment of state funds, budget accounting for school districts, and personnel files for school districts. The results of the survey suggest that state education agencies must consider ways in which each one can retain current and accurate statistical, financial, and demographic information to reduce reporting requirements in local schools. (Author/JY)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Inc., Kansas City, MO.