ERIC Number: ED192745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
LEA Basic Data Systems. A Manual of Developmental Activities.
Powers, Roderick W.
Intended to assist school administrators in developing both student information systems and total information systems, this guide contains suggestions which, when considered in terms of local characteristics and concerns, can be used to create such systems to support administrative decision making, state and federal reporting, guidance, research, and strategic planning. Fifteen activities in the development of basic information systems are detailed: (1) obtaining the necessary local education agency (LEA) commitment, (2) establishing a relationship with the LEA, (3) appointing the LEA coordinator, (4) advisory committee selection, (5) forms needs assessment, (6) identification of data needs, (7) refinement of data needs, (8) input-output forms preparation, (9) input-output dictionary preparation, (10) developing procedural materials for data collection, (11) field testing, (12) materials revision, (13) creating file systems, (14) writing operating procedures for data retrieval, and (15) formatting final orientation sessions. Appendices contain worksheets for each activity. (FM)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Processing, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Needs, Management Information Systems, Needs Assessment, Records (Forms), School Districts, Systems Development
Planning and Evaluation Section, Room 558, State Office Building, Montgomery, AL 36130
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Div. of Research and Information Services.