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ERIC Number: ED119300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Computer Assisted Assignment of Students to Schools to Achieve Desegregation.
Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago. Research Inst.
To help school districts with the task of assigning students to schools in order to achieve desegregation, the Illinois Institute of Technology has developed a system involving the use of planning techniques and computer technology that greatly simplifies the school district's job. The key features of the system are objectivity, minimum transportation impact, minimum transportation cost, proven application, availability, responsiveness, and economy. In implementing the plan, institute representatives meet with school district representatives and key school board members to determine the implementation schedule and to describe the school redistricting planning process; the district supplies basic information concerning the location of schools, the location of students, the ethnic group to which the student belongs, and certain policy information; the institute puts this information into a form that can be read by the computer and modifies the computer programs that will process the data; all information and programs are computer processed; the institute reviews outputs to determine compatibility with the school district requirements; and computer-generated plans are provided to the school district. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago. Research Inst.