ERIC Number: ED311066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
ORE's GENeric Evaluation SYStem: GENESYS 1988-89.
Baenen, Nancy; And Others
GENESYS--GENeric Evaluation SYStem--is a method of streamlining data collection and evaluation through the use of computer technology. GENESYS has allowed the Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) of the Austin (Texas) Independent School District to evaluate a multitude of contrasting programs with limited resources. By standardizing methods and information provided, GENESYS makes it possible to evaluate a much larger number and variety of programs than would ordinarily be possible. GENESYS gathers and reports standard information on specified groups of students regarding student characteristics, academic achievement, attendance, discipline, grades and credits, and dropout and retention trends. The system can be run for any group identifiable through a computer file. Most of the groups included during this first year of program operation were students served in 1988-89; some were follow-ups of groups served in 1987-88. Programs covered in this report include the Teach and Reach and AIM High elementary program and four secondary programs, including those of the Liberal Arts Academy at Johnston, the Kealing Magnet School, and the traditional academic program and the academic incentive program. Program summaries and a sample GENESYS printout for data by student are provided. (TJH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annual Reports, Attendance Patterns, Computer Uses in Education, Credits, Discipline, Dropout Rate, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Grades (Scholastic), Liberal Arts, Magnet Schools, Program Evaluation, School Holding Power, Secondary School Students, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.