ERIC Number: ED357729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Distributive Information Systems for Campuses (DISC): 1991-92 Final Report.
Wilkinson, David; Meyer, Allan
Distributive Information Systems for Campuses (DISC) is a project to increase the data access and information generating capabilities of schools of the Austin (Texas) Independent School District by decentralizing data manipulation functions, while maintaining centralized data processing of major applications. The project means that campuses will be able to create desired reports more quickly, could customize them to meet their own needs, and would not need to rely so much on central processing facilities. A second goal of DISC is to redesign student, district, and school profiles by consolidating a number of reports into a single comprehensive report, creating a permanent data file in the process as a basis for future profiles. In the first year of project implementation, a new school profile was produced and distributed, and an individual student profile was prepared for tryout in fall 1992. Additional requirements are for training, increasing the hardware on each campus, identifying the software that campuses can use, and arranging for support personnel. Issues in creating the profiles and budget implications are explored. An attachment describes the prior profiles. Eight additional attachments are available from the school system. Five figures illustrate this report. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Budgeting, Campuses, Computer Managed Instruction, Data Processing, Decentralization, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Information Management, Management Information Systems, Profiles, Program Implementation, School Districts, School Effectiveness, School Statistics, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.