ERIC Number: ED266610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
IEP Management Programs.
Reports to Decision Makers, n7 Nov 1985
The paper examines the use in special education of computerized data management systems (CDMS). CDMS are electronic report generators and databases that provide individualized records (Individual Education Plans or IEP) in a structured format. Examples of software functions and hardware required are cited. Three major sources of software for IEP management, with their costs, are summarized (commercial and noncommercial sources, and database management programs) and software selection criteria are offered. Among the advantages noted for the computerized approach are decreased preparation time and increased teacher efficiency and proficiency. Disadvantages include program variance and the need for staff training. It is concluded that although computerization of the IEP process is still in its infancy, early reports on its effectiveness have been positive. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.