ERIC Number: ED039320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Toward a Vocational Student Information System: A Progress Report.
Reinhart, Bruce A.
An information storage and retrieval system has been developed for reporting job placement and followup data of persons trained in industrial education programs in California public schools. The system is built around five forms: (1) school registration, (2) verification of enrollment, (3) verification of address, (4) in-class follow-through, and (5) out-of-class followup. Eventually the system calls for all data to enter a central, state-wide electronic data processing center; however, the emphasis in this report is on the data collection system, not the storage and retrieval system. Prescored cards are prescribed for data collection along with the consideration of mark sensing and optical character scanning when their use is perfected. Field tests emphasized the necessity of having all data processed at the state level, and the importance of a good public relations program to gain faculty cooperation. The tests also resulted in the modification of some forms and the elimination of the verification of address forms. The complete illustrated text for the proposed system including modified and recommended forms is appended. (CH)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Industrial Education.; California Univ., Los Angeles. Div. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: California