ERIC Number: ED236237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
More Bang from Your Bytes: Using Special Education Data Base Information.
Enell, Nancy C.
The purpose of this paper is to present the multiple uses that can be derived from special education student database information and used in the evaluation of special education programs. Within the San Juan (California) Unified School District, many evaluation studies draw directly upon information which is in the computerized record system. This database uses as input the information collected during the referral, assessment and placement process. Some of the evaluation questions which can be answered from such a database include: How many placement and review meetings are held? How many parents and students attend IEP team meetings? What are the goal areas for students in different programs? What achievement gains are made by deaf and hard-of-hearing students? How satisfied are parents of special education students? In summary, special education database systems can provide: an easy way of identifying various groups of students for evaluation studies; various types of information to use in analyzing program effects, depending upon the data selected for input; and current information for administrative use on a regular or as-needed basis. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: San Juan Unified School District CA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).