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ERIC Number: ED090993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 7
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The Development and Implementation of a Multi-Level Management Information Feedback System.
Farber, Irvin J.
The Philadelphia School System developed a multilevel Management Information Feedback System to monitor the operation of the reading programs of its eight subdistricts. The major steps involved in the developmental process were: (1) the determination of what information was needed; (2) the development of noninterruptive information collection procedures; (3) the design of useful display formats; (4) the writing of the required computer programs; and (5) the development of cooperative working relationships with all project personnel. District resources were coordinated and a system was developed which employed the district's inhouse computer facilities to generate information useful at the classroom, school, and district administrative levels. The project was substantially completed on time. Analysis of the system's output indicated that it produced global information which was useful for management purposes but which was not sufficiently individualized and skill-specific to be useful to the teachers at the classroom instructional level. Improvements were undertaken to remedy this problem. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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