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ERIC Number: ED314534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Student Monitoring System for At-Risk Intervention and Program Improvement.
Webster, Linda; Larson, Larry
This document reports on the design and development of a comprehensive longitudinal monitoring system that allows for the identification of at-risk students and the evaluation of district programs and services by one high school and five elementary school districts in California and the School of Education at San Jose State University. The goal of the management information system is to gather and analyze data in order to allocate district and state resources to support student achievement. The system is unique for the following reasons: (1) it coordinates collection of longitudinal data on students from elementary, to junior high, to high school; (2) it provides a system for reporting student placement and progress from the high school level back to the elementary level; and (3) it allows districts to monitor benefits of resource and financial allocations. Twenty-three variables, including socioeconomic characteristics, school related behaviors and characteristics, and psychological states, form the student's individual profile. Each variable is defined with gradations that teachers or other support personnel use in evaluating students. System design also includes a three-dimensional evaluation of student achievement that assesses the amount of work a student produces, the level of application of what is learned, and the subsequent performance of the student. A student self-assessment component measures academic self-esteem, feelings of personal autonomy, and educational aspirations. A scan document is used to assess each student and allows school districts call up data relevant to a specific individual or selected population. The system is ideal for reporting state mandated accountability data. A list of three references and a checklist of student socialization behaviors are appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A