ERIC Number: ED100038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Planning Model for Operationalizing Long-Range Educational Objectives.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Planning.
This document reports on the efforts of the South Carolina State Department of Education to develop a comprehensive educational planning capability. An assessment model and a dynamic model were developed to help in the identification of educational needs and in the evaluation of public education in the State. The assessment model relates instructional program areas to population, program, and student characteristics through the use of an educational evaluation matrix. In several instructional areas, criterion measures are compared with status measures to identify discrepancies. On the basis of these discrepancies, educational needs are established. The dynamic model is a framework to assess and direct educational change. After a review of assessment study results, the dynamic model is employed to give priority rankings to identified needs. The document examines the channels for decisionmaking in the planning process and presents a flow chart for developing program documents. Major participants in the planning process include the State board of education, the State superintendent of education, the superintendent's executive planning committee, and the office of planning. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Board of Education Policy, Decision Making, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Management by Objectives, Models, State Boards of Education, State Departments of Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Planning.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina