ERIC Number: ED233441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Cincinnati School-Based Management Information System.
Morgan, James M.
This report summarizes recent Cincinnati (Ohio) Public Schools efforts to develop systematic approaches to generating information for school and district administrators. The result of these efforts is a School-Based Information System (SIS) that provides the district's 57 elementary and 22 secondary schools with information in such areas as student and staff characteristics and achievement test results. Computer printouts provide both annual data and trend profiles for use in needs assessment and goal setting. School goals established by Local School Advisory Committees and summarized according to elementary and secondary levels and administration areas are used by the superintendent and his advisors to set priorities for the coming year. To aid in planning and implementation, a Local School Budgeting program has been developed to supplement School Management Plans prepared at the beginning of each year and reviewed on a quarterly basis. Finally, information is gathered for the purpose of program evaluation. Although 1982-83 was the first operative year of the Cincinnati SIS, results already indicate, according to the author, that the system will contribute to improved school management decision-making. The bulk of the report consists of 11 appendixes providing examples of the kinds of information collected by Cincinnati's SIS. (JBM)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Demonstration Programs, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Needs, Information Services, Management by Objectives, Management Information Systems, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Administration, School Districts, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cincinnati Public Schools OH
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 11-15, 1983). Portions of appendixes may not reproduce due to small print.