ERIC Number: ED255886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Managing an Elementary School Reading Program: How a Microcomputer Can Help.
The purpose of the computerized Reading Program Management System is to assist reading specialists of the District Heights Elementary School (Maryland) to perform four specific reading program tasks: placement, grouping, monitoring, and materials supply. The system uses a general purpose, commercial data management software package called DB Master, Version Four. It permits the user to create, store, and edit a large number of records; to manipulate the data stored in the records; and to produce reports from the data. The user needs to have little or no knowledge of programing. The reading specialist needs current information that relates to the individual student, the school's grouping and organizational patterns, and the school's materials needs and their availability. Data that can then be entered into the system include (1) student identifying information, (2) student test scores, (3) student participation in one or more special school programs that provide supplementary reading instruction, and (4) enrollment information along with an indication of whether the student is considered transient according to school system criteria. The file is then ready to be searched for single items of information or for complex combinations of data, such as a variety of hard-copy reports. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reading Program Management System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern States Conference (2nd, Washington, DC, April 12-13, 1985).