ERIC Number: ED374772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
School Based Student Records Package Evaluation Report.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
An important goal of the Educational Information Exchange (EIE) of Alberta Education is to provide leadership in promoting school student record automation. This document presents a mechanism for the review, evaluation, and recommendation of school-based student records software for the EIE. The report provides an overview of the initiative to automate and begins with a description of the preparations taken prior to the beginning of the review process. The main topics covered in this section are the request for information from software vendors; formation of the working committee for the review process; and an outline of the evaluation strategy. The next section examines the software evaluation process. It consists of the following stages: short software demonstrations; half-day software demonstrations; visits to school sites; invitation to offer; and negotiations and recommendations. The fourth section provides general overviews of the top eight software packages evaluated by the working committee. The final section provides a summary of the report and concluding remarks. Nine appendixes include sample letters, a description of functional criteria for evaluating software, and a list of vendors. (JLB)
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer System Design, Computer Uses in Education, Database Management Systems, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Information Management, Student Records, Vendors
Blair West, Educational Information Exchange, Alberta Education, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5K 0L2.
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada