ERIC Number: ED225613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
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A Minority Student Data Bank and More: The Ultimate College Identification and Tracking System.
The computerized Identification-Placement-Tracking-System (IPTS) was developed at the University of California, Los Angeles, Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) as a remedy to problems in interschool coordination. As the IPTS currently functions, the EOC students select up to three colleges of interest for future matriculation. The schools are then sent a Placement School Report identifying students who intend to enroll during a specified year. The colleges then verify enrollment and report on the current status of the student. Direct institutional tracking is less costly and more accurate and auditable than traditional follow-up methods and has a number of potential benefits and applications. These include: (1) making recruitment less expensive and less duplicative; (2) informing pre-college students of whether they are meeting college prerequisites; (3) providing an inexpensive national database for supporting intersegmental and interprogrammatic efforts; (4) serving as an option to national testing services; (5) being sensitive to the needs of disadvantaged and minority students; (6) and furnishing data for research studies. Although IPTS has already established its direction, improvements such as increasing computer resources, extending cost-sharing relationships with schools, initiating marketing programs for new IPTS participants, and establishing cooperative linkages would help the system reach its full potential. (DAB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Univ. Extension.