ERIC Number: ED205739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Collecting and Reporting Occupational Education Information. Final Report, July 1, 1980 through June 30, 1981.
City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.; Metis Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
To support the New York State Education Department's efforts, a project was carried out to design and implement information and reporting systems that serve the needs of occupational information. Technical assistance was provided throughout the project to implement an occupational education reporting system in New York City and coordinate that system with other developing information systems. Functional specifications were developed for meeting information requirements of the New York City School District's Office of Occupational and Career Education. Emphasis was placed on three major applications for which data processing support was needed: a system for program monitoring and evaluation, enrollment and follow-up data from a comprehensive student information system, and information system for adult education programs. The project also carried out refinements in the State Occupational Education Reporting System. Other project activities were directed toward the specification of a reporting system for the new, competency-based vocational education curricula. Rather than extending the Instructional Support System for Occupational Education to meet new priorities, a new process, commonly referred to as futuring, was adopted as the principal vehicle to establish competency-based occupational education in New York State. (The four stages of bringing the reporting system into operation and operating it are described.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Vocational Education, Career Education, Competency Based Education, Coordination, Data Collection, Educational Planning, Information Dissemination, Information Processing, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Systems Development, Technical Assistance, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Occupational and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.; Metis Associates, Inc., New York, NY.