ERIC Number: ED113141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Data Utilization: A Key to Improved Science Education.
Council of State Science Supervisors, Inc., Richmond, VA.
The purpose of this project was to determine what the availability of educational data in the state department of education is and what strategies can be applied to improve state data systems and make the best use of them in making national and state educational decisions. The project involved two major activities: the design and implementation of a survey to determine the extent and consistency of data collected by the states as well as the frequency and source of data collection and a study of results of the survey in order to make recommendations for improved data gathering and utilization. Results indicated the available data in state data banks would not be useful in determining training needs of teachers or teacher competency. There was little correlation between kinds of data collected and problems related to science teachers and teaching. Some of the recommendations made were for the upgrading of state data banks to collect information which will be useful in making educational policy decisions. A survey form which could be used to collect data on science teachers employed in the 50 states is also included in the project report. (Author/BR)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Databases, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Information Systems, Policy, Science Education
The Council of State Science Supervisors, Inc., 1322-28 East Grace Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of State Science Supervisors, Inc., Richmond, VA.