ERIC Number: ED401602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
SMART Plan. Statewide Management of Automated Record Transfer: A Plan To Automate and Transfer Student Records Statewide.
Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. Planning, Research and Evaluation Branch.
As of 1993, Nevada had no systems for statewide automation and transfer of student records. This guide book presents findings of a collaborative study, conducted by the Nevada Department of Education and local school districts, that explored the need for and feasibility of developing a statewide system for automating and transferring student records. Data were gathered through group interviews with a total of 127 individuals: local school board members, district superintendents, principals, and school personnel from 15 districts. Two surveys were also distributed. A data elements and training survey identified how school districts used information and to whom they distributed it, and determined staffs' technological skills. A hardware and software inventory of district superintendents and staff determined the amount and number of current hardware and software systems used to manage and transfer student information. The findings demonstrated the need to establish a statewide system for exchanging data; to develop standardized procedures for collecting, managing, and reporting data; and to provide technical training to district and school staff. The guide book contains the study team's recommendations and plan for implementation. Five tables and eight figures are included. Appendices contain copies of the surveys, a projected timeline, sample configuration models, implementation costs, and a training matrix. (LMI)
Descriptors: Computers, Data Collection, Database Management Systems, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Information Storage, Information Transfer, Management Information Systems, Recordkeeping, Student Records
Evaluation Consultant, Nevada Department of Education, Planning, Research, and Evaluation Branch, 400 W. King Street, Carson City, NV 89710.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. Planning, Research and Evaluation Branch.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000