ERIC Number: ED228977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Program Documentation of a Computer Model for Variable Calculations of the Public School Foundation Program. Revised.
Fullam, T. J.
This publication documents the revised Alaska Finance Foundation Simulation Program, a computer finance simulation package for the Alaska School District Foundation Formula. The introduction briefly describes the program, which was written in Fortran for a Honeywell '66' computer located at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and allows experimentation with the cost to the state of the public schools, by using all of the parameters involved in the cost calculations as variables. Establishment of communications with the central computer and procedures for starting program execution are explained. Then actual procedures for running the program are described, which allow access through any remote terminal connected to the University of Alaska Computer network, through satellite or land lines. Items printed at the terminal during program execution are presented and data input (external data files or run time input), input requirements, problems, and error handling are discussed. An appendix provides additional information on data files, average daily membership (ADM) conversion tables, standard ADM tables, and prime data files. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Office of Planning and Research.
Identifiers: Alaska State Department of Education; Computer Simulation; University of Alaska
Note: Revised by A. E. Hazelton. A project of the Alaska School Finance Study.