ERIC Number: ED346577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Student Record Systems: Current Status and Future Trends. Final Draft.
Pallas, Aaron M.
In 1991, Michigan's Technical Planning Subgroup of the Resource Group on National Education Goal 2 (high school completion) recommended the development of a voluntary state/local student record system and compilation of a compendium of current state practices and current plans for state/local system development. Governor Carroll Campbell, Jr. instructed panel staff to commission a report on the current status and future trends in statewide student record systems. In response, the Goals Panel staff and consultants carried out two 1992 data collection activities, surveyed current student record systems in the states, and conducted indepth interviews with knowledgeable officials in 11 states. National survey results showed that only 7 out of 47 states responding reported existence of a comprehensive state-level student record system; 29 are considering implementing one. Interview results regarding initiation, content, and outcomes of state-level systems are also summarized. Although many states are making progress, the pace of system development is relatively slow in the nation as a whole. State data needs, resources, traditions, and legislative mandates differ substantially. Generating the resources and political will to provide technical assistance to individual states is essential. Appendices contain descriptions of state systems, a student questionnaire, interview protocol, a summary of matrices in the student questionnaire, and 4 figures. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan