ERIC Number: ED198815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Overview of MICRO-CMI.
McIsaac, Donald; And Others
The MICRO-CMI system designed at the University of Wisconsin combines the grouping, diagnosis, and prescription functions of two previously designed systems, with the additional dimension of a sheet scanner to input grades and to score tests. Moreover, the user may specify a unique program of studies for each student, thus enabling the support of a special education curriculum designed around Individual Education Programs (IEP). The MICRO-CMI computer in the school offers online generation of results, reports, listings and grading, and operates more efficiently than the normal time-sharing system. Since the MICRO-CMI programs have been designed in a modular fashion, new functions can be added with a minimum of effort. Available for distribution on magnetic tape, the computer programs are coded in FORTRAN for a DEC LSI-11 using the RT-11 operating system. Because of the nature of the programming techniques applied and the amount of mass storage required, attempts to implement this program on APPLE, TRS-80, or other small eight-bit computers is not recommended. Sixteen schools in Wisconsin and Illinois participated in a pilot test of the system. (MER)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling.