ERIC Number: ED240123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Project SPECIAL: System Evaluation Report.
Bennett, Randy Elliot
Project SPECIAL was undertaken as a pilot test of the application of computer/communications technology to problems in special education information management. The objective of the project was to create a prototype county-wide system for special education administrators at the local, county, and state levels. The system was intended to meet the needs of these administrators to maintain accurate information about special education regulations, and provide timely, accurate status reporting as required by state and federal legislation with minimal use of local district staff time. The report evaluates the information management system developed through the project by first placing the system within the context of the larger project and then discussing the content and functioning of the system itself. The evaluation is from a formative perspective and recommendations are offered for improving the project system. The majority of the document consists of the appendices, which contain a district system user's guide, as well as a county/state system user's guide for Project SPECIAL. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Bureau of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services.