ERIC Number: ED224455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputer Applications in Educational Program Planning Development.
Morgan, James M.
The Cincinnati Public Schools have been exploring new applications of computers in the areas of program planning, management, and evaluation. For the past 10 years, they have collected and computer-stored information on student, staff, administrative, and socioeconomic variables for each school. Data on a selected set of the variables best descriptive of individual school status are being entered into Apple II microcomputer files for use in a school profile program, which will allow display of individual school file records and comparison to the all-school average on each variable. A trend analysis/forecasting program is also being developed using individual school files, which will contain data on the same set of variables, and provide extrapolations of future trend lines for a particular variable. Another program will project the effect of specific program interventions on a school variable. A program for producing PERT charts is also under development which will adapt currently available software to produce project activities schedules, using the Critical Path Analysis method to determine appropriate activity timelines. Other applications include provision of a continual monitoring and updating function for program implementation and evaluation functions using statistical programs. The possibilities for microcomputer support for educational planning and development are just beginning to be explored. This report provides 11 references. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cincinnati Public Schools OH
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 1982). Appendices may not reproduce on microfiche.