ERIC Number: ED164227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
National Migrant Education Program Math Skills Information System.
de la Rosa, Raul; Hackett, Eugene deG.
The educational background and issues which shaped the design of the National Migrant Education Program Math Skills Information System are explained in this report, along with a full description of the features of the system and its operation. It discusses the variety of math skills information used to permit teachers to input and receive math skills information about migrant students in order to insure continuity of education. Discussion covers the (1) issues and factors affecting the design of the Migrant Student Record Transfer System (MSRTS) Math Skills Information System--its users, skills information needs, math skills hierarchy, continuity, "proper" math skills; (2) background and design considerations of the MSRTS Math Skills List--nature of math as a subject matter, anatomy of a math skill statement, selection of the level of detail at which to define math skills; (3) structure of the MSRTS Math Skills List--areas, topics, subtopics, skills, code structure, sequence of skills; (4) continuity and user information needs--need to know status of student regardless of teaching methods used; (5) Math Skills Information System reports (displays) and reference documents--volume of information, mini-skills lists, level of detail for reports, standard displays, standing orders; and (6) the system's operation. Also included are samples of reports and queries. (RS)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Databases, Display Systems, Elementary Education, Information Needs, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Input Output, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Experience, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Migrant Education, Migrants, Online Systems, Skills, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role
National Educational Laboratory Publishers, Inc., 813 Airport Blvd., Austin, Texas 78702 (Stock No. EC-070, $3.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.