ERIC Number: ED148042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Computer-Based System for Managing Special Education Follow-Up Data. Final Report.
Branch, Robert L.; Hodik, Lois B.
Described is the development of a computer-based survey system for providing followup information on 202 former special education students. Among topics addressed are the construction of a student master file, use of telephone interviews, development of the survey instrument (including interviews with teachers and administrators and pilot testing of the draft questionnaire), establishment of a data analysis and reporting system, input to the data analysis program, processes involved in data analysis, and output of the data analysis program. The second section covers results of the field test of the followup procedure, including that 64% of the students were unemployed 6 months following school, 91% of the trainable mentally retarded students attended sheltered workshops, and 66% wished they had more job training and counseling in school. Advantages and disadvantages of a computer based system are considered. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Sacramento County Office of Education, CA.
Note: Project No. 75-30