ERIC Number: ED115864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Field Test Results of the MISOE [Management Information System for Occupational Education] Census Data System Fall Reports. CDS Document No. 8.
Management and Information System for Occupational Education, Winchester, MA.
The document describes the process and presents the results of a field test of the Management Information System for Occupational Education (MISOE) Census Data System (CDS) Fall Reports. The data system was designed to collect and store basic census data (mandated State and Federal) for all occupational programs in Massachusetts and to meet all of the current data requirements of the Division of Occupational Education, including the Annual Federal report. CDS structure related programs, enrollments, and costs (input information) to job-entry skills (terminal objectives, or TERMOBS) acquired by program completors in 20 program areas (output information). The overall goal of the field test was to measure the validity and workability of the CDS in Massachusetts school systems, specifically, to test/validate the TERMOBS, the data collection process, and the value of the CDS to local educators. Six school systems were principally involved in the field test. Although cost data was not collected in this field test, the process of collecting program, enrollment, and job-entry skill information in a prescribed format was fully validated. The immediate short-term management benefits offered by the system are outlined. The tables and addenda include all data collected in the test implementation. (AJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Management and Information System for Occupational Education, Winchester, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts