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ERIC Number: ED304854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Ends-To-Means Model.
Fitterman, Lawrence Jeffrey
This paper demonstrates the importance of effective planning when using database application programs in exceptional education programs, to more efficiently track students' performance, keep vital information, and create desired reports. The described approach, called the ends-to-means model, calls for developing the database by designing the formats of the desired reports first. Then, all of the categories of information from each type of report are combined into a list; the most logical sequence of information for data entry is determined; a data entry form is designed; and sample reports are created to test the process. A prototype of a database design is provided, including a rationale, examples of database applications, and time considerations in creating the databse. The bulk of the paper is made up of visuals and transparencies used in presenting the paper to large groups. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A