ERIC Number: ED331245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-26
Increasing the Timeliness and Accuracy of Data Entry for Exceptional Education Students Ages 3 to 21 through the Use of Hands-On Computer Inservice Training.
Kofsky, Gale E.
The practicum utilized four inservice training sessions to teach data entry clerks, staffing specialists, special educators, and gifted teachers to enter student data into the school system's data base management system on a more timely basis and with greater accuracy. The practicum also developed data input forms which could be used regardless of employee position, level of understanding of special education terminology, or experience with computers. Inservice training on re-evaluation procedures and data entry for teachers of the gifted was another practicum component. The practicum demonstrated that online data entry can be improved by involving administrators, setting program compliance levels, using data entry forms, and providing hands-on inservice. Such inservice training should be designed to remove the fear of using computers, and be paced according to the experience level of the participants. Appended are the data input record sheet and the survey form used to assess data entry procedures and understanding of terminology. Includes 12 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.