ERIC Number: ED087445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
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A Brief Description Of the School Information System of the Cincinnati Public Schools.
Barbadora, Bernard M.
Cincinnati's school district has developed a computerized School Information System (SIS) to provide decision-makers with essential information. The system serves all 102 elementary, junior high and senior high schools in the district and currently gathers data at the school level, focusing primarily upon the instructional program dimension; extension to smaller organizational units and other program areas such as budgeting and scheduling is planned for the future. A Hewlett-Packard 2000 C unit with 64K of memory is employed and storage for the time-shared environment is via a 2314 tape disc. For each school information is gathered on pupils, school attendance, physical plant, and certificated staff; 11 different reports are routinely generated. The system has been judged successful in terms of its ability to support planning, evaluation and accountability and local money has replaced the original Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III funding. However, additional funds are needed and district personnel will require more training in order to derive maximum benefit from SIS. (PB)
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Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Public Schools, OH.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III