ERIC Number: ED360010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
STARS: Student Assessment and Response System.
Harr, Gary Lynn
In 1984, the Student Assessment and Response System (STARS) was developed by the Florida Junior College at Jacksonville (FJCJ) to establish a proactive student assessment system that translates data collection on student needs into counseling action. As part of the registration process, students may complete a STARS survey form, which lists available student services related to academic skills, educational planning, career development/job placement, personal/social development, and other areas, and asks students to mark areas in which they would like assistance. This information is then scanned into FJCJ's mainframe computer, which generates a STARS response sheet designed to provide general information on the specific services available, campus-specific information when available, and the name, office number, and telephone number of a campus resource person. In addition, the computer generates a list of students desiring assistance for each service and transmits them to the FJCJ staff designated as contacts for the services, who then provide the students with detailed service information. Feedback surveys are also provided to students completing STARS surveys to evaluate user satisfaction and to gather information on user characteristics. During its first term of college-wide implementation, over 1,600 students completed STARS surveys, generating about 5,000 mailers. A flow chart of STARS operation and the STARS survey instrument are included. (MAB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education, Counseling Services, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Processing, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, School Statistics, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Needs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Junior Coll., Jacksonville.