ERIC Number: ED208617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Alternative Management Information Systems Appropriate for Special Education Application.
Larson, Harry J.; And Others
The report covers three interrelated studies which pertain to the utilization of computer based management information systems in reporting special education data to the state and federal governments. Two of the studies reflect certain aspects of actual computer use by California school districts and county offices of education, and the third study deals with the development of a data element dictionary based on special education reporting requirements reflected in state and federal report forms. Chapter 1 provides an introduction while Chapter 2 outlines procedures for each of the three studies. Results are reported in a third chapter and include such findings as that about two-thirds of the respondents reported computer availability through either ownership, rental, purchase of computer services, or a combination of these; and that districts currently without computer services do not have a positive view of the use of computers in education. Appended materials include sample survey forms, a copy of the Information System Opinionnaire, and record forms. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Decision Development Corp., Walnut Creek, CA.