ERIC Number: ED340723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
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Using Microcomputers To Apply Statewide Standards for Schools and School Systems: Operational Details of the Current System.
Song, Qiang; Hebbler, Stephen W.
The Comprehensive Evaluation System (CES), a comprehensive computer program system designed for the implementation of statewide standards for all schools and school systems in Georgia, is described. The system, mandated by state reform legislation, was conceived as a set of standards ranging from legal adherence through standards of excellent performance, with specified procedures for applying the standards annually in every school and system in the state. At this time, only legal adherence is assessed. The CES was designed to manage data effectively and efficiently using dBASE IV through the following steps: (1) raw data entry; (2) assessment of individual standards and indicators; (3) establishment of databases of evaluation results; and (4) generation of reports at the school, district, or system level. Database files include the name, the code, the validation flag for each school or district, and various compliance flags for each indicator of legal adherence. The system is designed for ease of use and has performed well. Changes will be made as legal requirements change. Three figures illustrate the design of the system. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia