ERIC Number: ED371813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Student Follow-Up Using Automated Record Linkage Techniques: Lessons from Florida's Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP).
Pfeiffer, Jay J.
Florida's Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) is a statewide system linking the administrative databases of certain state and federal agencies to collect follow-up data on former students or program participants. The databases that are collected include those of the Florida Department of Corrections; Florida Department of Education, including the Board of Regents, State Board of Community College, Division of Public Schools, and Office of Student Financial Assistance; U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Office of Personnel Management; U.S. Postal Service; Florida Department of Administration; and Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security. FETPIP provides follow-up services to 75 programs and organizations on more than 1.8 million former students, participants, ex-convicts and trainees. This article provides guidance to states who may be considering similar programs in the areas of: (1) collecting data by computer matching; (2) recognizing the ownership of individual data; (3) taking the initial steps (i.e., determine interest and receptivity, determine conditions under which administrative records can be linked, review wage record and student/participant record structure and content, involve the agency responsible for administering the state's unemployment insurance program, and determine who does what); (4) developing interagency agreements; (5) carrying out the interagency agreements; and (6) cultivating ideas for the future direction of the system. (KP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Florida