ERIC Number: ED114235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep-16
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Migrant Student Record Transfer System (Office of Education, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare). Report of the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
A national automated telecommunication system, the Migrant Student Record Transfer System (MSRTS) provides academic and other relevant data on migrant children to participating schools upon request. The system was developed in response to the need for providing timely academic and health information to the schools these children enter as they migrate. Selected aspects of MSRTS were reviewed to determine its accuracy, efficiency, and the degree of participation in the system. Emphasis was on its use for determining the number of migratory children upon which State fund allocations are based under Title I of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act. An Office of Education (OE) validation study, completed in March 1974, was also evaluated. A joint effort by OE and State migrant program personnel and an OE consultant, this validation study determined the degree to which the system's data represented actual migrant children at various schools throughout the country. It was found that MSRTS provided a more reliable basis for allocating migrant program funds under Title I and that OE did not provide funding for certain migrant children in fiscal year 1975, though required by the Education Amendments of 1974. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I