ERIC Number: ED246802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Systems-Related Experiences in Eight Pilot-Test States. Postsecondary-Education Information Planning at the State Level: Volume 5.
Experiences in systems-development for state information systems are summarized for eight pilot-test state agencies, as part of the State Level Information Base project. Attention is directed to the evaluation of information needs; hardware and software choices; survey administration; data organization, storage, and linkages; and staffing considerations. Separate sections for each state describe: the interface between the state agency and the data-providing institutions, the data selected by the agency, major uses of the data, the software and data organization selected by each agency, the hardware choices, and the next developmental steps anticipated in each state. The ranges of developmental costs among pilot-test state agencies are summarized, and caveats related to difficulties in obtaining reliable and informative data on costs are discussed. Appendices provide data on pilot-test state usage of the data as of May 1978. The appended charts and tables identify data used by the state agencies, including for each data category: level of aggregation, indication of whether the data are computer accessible, and type of institution. The tables also indicate the major functions or activities of the agencies, including responsibility for federal reporting, long-range planning, and involvement in budgeting. (SW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Planning, Computer Software, Computers, Data Collection, Data Processing, Databases, Decision Making, Information Needs, Information Systems, Pilot Projects, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Program Development, State Boards of Education, Statewide Planning
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80302 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers - Location: California; Hawaii; Illinois; Kentucky; New Jersey; New York; South Carolina; Virginia