ERIC Number: ED265225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Taxonomy of Questions, or, What the Computer Can Help You Learn about Your Students' Achievement, Attendance, Characteristics. Management of Instructional Information Systems Project.
Bank, Adrianne; Williams, Richard C.
This document is divided into two parts: the first presents a taxonomy of questions designed for a hypothetical computer database; the second describes the rationale for a question oriented approach to data. This taxonomy is described as a list of questions an educator might use to find out more about the achievement, attendance, and characteristics of individual students, groups of students, or schools. Three sets of data are selected to represent the types of data generally available in schools, including student test scores, student attendance records and student characteristics. Examples of specific questions to ask of the database are given. The Management of Instructional Information Systems project at the Center for the Study of Evaluation (University of California at Los Angeles) describes the question-asking approach which means delineating those questions that are in need of answers. The taxonomy of questions is presented as it might be used by various members of the school community to develop information about students, classes, grades, special groups, or schools. The future of taxonomies of questions and their relation to the emergence of instructional information systems is discussed. (LMO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.