ERIC Number: ED187028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Automated High School Curriculum Planning.
Grandon, Gary M.
This paper describes a quantitative model for the optimal assignment of students to courses for their complete high school careers. The model--the Automatic Curriculum Planning Program (ACPP)--can assign curriculum to a complete set of students based on their derived student grouping. Following a review of the literature on techniques for optimizing curriculum, the paper examines curriculum valuing and student classification. It then discusses ACPP's two-stage programming algorithm, which is resolved by Boolean reduction techniques. The paper concludes that quantitative models for decision-making can be useful in the selection of courses for high school students, either as a group or as individuals. When used with the statistical value generation techniques described, they can eliminate the need for tracking in schools. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Automatic Curriculum Planning Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).