ERIC Number: ED256013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Geoprocessing at the Seattle School District.
Sakamoto, A. Dorothy
The Seattle School District (Washington) assigns each of its students to a particular attendance area, gives that area a code name and computer designation called a geocode, then uses data processing methods to analyze the makeup of the student population in each area and to provide data for a number of planning purposes. The geoprocessing permits not only analysis of data in tabular form, but also graphic presentation of attendance patterns through computer-produced school district maps. The district updates its information weekly to provide current data applicable to desegregation planning, facility utilization and school closure planning, student school assignment, student transportation planning, geographic distribution of special programs, and enrollment forecasting. This report discusses each of these applications of the geoprocessing system and provides samples of the computer output associated with each use. (PGD)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Projections, Facility Planning, Geographic Distribution, Information Processing, Population Distribution, Residential Patterns, School Closing, School Demography, School Desegregation, School Districts, School Statistics, Space Utilization, Special Programs, Student Characteristics, Student Placement, Student Transportation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Geocoding; Seattle Public Schools WA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Educational Planning (New Orleans, LA, October 17-19, 1984). Tables and graphics contain small print.