ERIC Number: ED121541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Migrant Student Record Transfer System in New York State.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Migrant Education.; State Univ. of New York, Albany.
In 1970, the Migrant Student Record Transfer System (MSRTS) was funded through Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. A single center at Little Rock (Arkansas) was designed to contain a profile on each migrant student enrolled. The Center's aim was to assure a high degree of accuracy while maintaining flexibility and ready access to student profiles for educators. In New York State, three terminals are located in areas of heavy migrant population: (1) Medina handles western New York, (2) Williamson is responsible for central New York, and (3) New Paltz covers eastern New York and Long Island. Local schools can phone their terminal to secure or relay urgent information. Routine data are processed by mail or courier from approximately 150 local educational agencies serving over 5,400 migrant children in New York State. Through the information contained on the MSRTS form, rapid grade placement, accurate curriculum programming and proper health services can be provided more readily to migrant students. When the student profile is complete, teachers are afforded insights critical to motivation, program development, and counseling for the children. This paper presents a very brief overview of the MSRTS, its purpose and confidentiality, and the system in New York State. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Migrant Education.; State Univ. of New York, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York