ERIC Number: ED185786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Management-by-Information: A Resource Guide for State and Local Education Agencies.
Management Analysis Center, Inc., Washington, DC.
The document offers guidelines for developing a management by information system for special education services, a system that organizes people, equipment, procedures, and communications to collect and present accurate data that administrators can use to make decisions and to provide information to state and federal governments. Following a definition of management by information and its benefits are sections which explain how to design, implement, and operate a management by information system. Based on the experiences of managers in five state and five local education agencies, the booklet uses specific examples to develop a step by step process for the system's four phases: assessment, planning, testing, and implementation and operation. Pitfalls of the system are briefly delineated. Appendixes contain brief summaries of the systems at each of the state and local education agencies that Management Analysis Center personnel visited, a list of questions for determining possible external constraints that may affect system development, and an outline of data elements. (SBH)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Management Information Systems, Program Development, School Districts, State Departments of Education
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Management Analysis Center, Inc., Washington, DC.