ERIC Number: ED105117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Coordination of Program Planning and Evaluation Systems for Occupational Education. Volume 3: Monitoring System for Occupational Education.
Riverside Research Inst., New York, NY.
Volume 3 of the report describes the Management Information System (MIS) for monitoring instructional programs developed for the New York State Education Department. The background of the system is discussed with regard to: the specially developed Planning-Programing-Evaluation processes, characterized by: operational as opposed to philosophical objectives, strict budgetary considerations, effectiveness measures, resource allocation plans, and action-oriented feedback; the monitoring system based on a continual vigilance of ongoing activity; and an experimental monitoring system, the Instructional Support System (ISS), developed for the elementary mathematics program in the Patchogue-Medford (New York) school system. Also covered are the seven characteristics of an MIS: an educational program geared to developing a comprehensive occupational program of wide suitability and availability; an educational tree illustrating the subunits of the general program; objectives, determined primarily by the program content and the problems encountered in managing a particular program; modules, and the adaptability of these smaller instructional units in the traditional course; measurements, and the superior suitability of criterion-referenced tests over norm-referenced tests; system design, especially regarding the need for computer assistance; and management, especially in the diagnosis and feedback functions. (JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: Riverside Research Inst., New York, NY.