ERIC Number: ED343650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Using a Computer Database To Improve Student Test Record Management.
Brandy, Erin L.
Manually managing student test record data at the college level can be inefficient in terms of both time and accuracy. A computer database program was implemented at a community college in Florida to improve student test record management. The database consisted of the test records of students currently enrolled in College Preparatory English and students who had been enrolled in the course over the previous two academic years. The computer database provided the Test Center staff a quick and efficient means of identifying the records of returning students, preparing and printing weekly progress reports, printing personalized labels, and computing statistics of final grades at the end of the term. Success was measured by comparing the time taken to perform these tasks manually to the time these tasks took on the computer. While in most cases the results did not exactly match the predictions, in all cases the computer methods were faster than the corresponding manual methods. A copy of the database instructions manual is appended along with other forms, sample reports, and instruments. (LAP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Practicum Paper, Nova University.