ERIC Number: ED365691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
[Displaying Education Data to Managers and Policy Makers.]
Cohen, Michael P.
Some approaches to displaying education data to managers and policy makers that may be pertinent to environmental data as well are discussed. The National Center for Education Statistics produces many publications each year, including "The Digest of Education Statistics,""The Condition of Education Statistics," and "Projections of Education Statistics." Similar publications can be imagined for environmental data, including the same sorts of indicators to present key features. Issues that will have to be considered in preparing an indicator series on the environment would be: (1) whether confidentiality is a factor in the design of the data system; (2) whether data are collected by sample surveys; (3) how subject-matter specialists fit in; and (4) whether the suggested approach is so "exotic" as to require justification. The previous presentations have shown that better methods for displaying data are needed, and that tools are available to develop them. Two figures illustrate the discussion. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Confidentiality, Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education, Environment, Environmental Research, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Management Information Systems, National Surveys, Policy Formation, Research Reports, Sampling, School Administration, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Data Display; National Center for Education Statistics
Note: Discussion from the Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association (San Francisco, CA, October 1993). Comments on presentations by Herbert Lacayo and Brand Niemann.