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ERIC Number: ED419317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-14
Pages: 63
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Software To Help the At-Risk Child's Chances.
Gilleland, Kevin R.; Carruthers, William; Wright, Susan; Blackwell, Gordon; Nippert, Mark
This paper describes two uses of the Microsoft Access relational database software in the Wake County (North Carolina) public schools: first, to track data on students involved in the Student Support Team (SST) Process; and second, to handle the legal and procedural due process steps that occur after a student has been suspended from school. The SST process is an interdisciplinary planning process for at-risk students and is composed of professionals in regular education, special education, related services, and community resources, including family members. The database software application allows SST members to access school and central office data files on students and also to record decisions and events in the course of working with each at-risk student. Evaluation indicates that the software applications have greatly facilitated the SST and due process efforts. The software guides users in fast, friendly ways for data entry. Electronic downloads reduce data collection time by importing already known information into the two applications for analysis and manipulation. Paperwork has been reduced while enhancing the quality of data collection and monitoring of students' progress. A variety of reports can be generated on demand. The bulk of this paper consists of examples of input screens, data analysis screens, reports, flow charts, and other forms used in the two programs. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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