ERIC Number: ED229907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
What a Special Education Management System Should Look Like--A Consumers Guide. A Fully Computerized Special Education Management System Overview.
Tinsley, Thomas E., Jr.
The presentation focuses on development and criteria for selecting a database management system in the schools, with particular application to special education. An introductory section describes general applications for education in three basic categories: word processing, electronic spread sheet, and database management systems. An integrated database management system (IDMS) in special education would include nine modules: demograhics; procedural safeguards; test data; observations and assessment; individualized educational program management; data sort; report writing; word processing; and calculation. An example of a report generated from an IDMS is presented. Suggestions for selecting a system are given, including comparing systems for particular needs in terms of program considerations, ease in use and flexibility, documentation, evaluation, support maintenance/agreement, training, and hardware requirements. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children's National Conference on the Use of Microcomputers in Special Education (Hartford, CT, March 10-12, 1983).