ERIC Number: ED440622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Federal Education Programs through an Integrated Performance and Benchmarking System.
Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
This document highlights the problems with current federal education program data collection activities and lists several factors that make movement toward a possible solution, then discusses the vision for the Integrated Performance and Benchmarking System (IPBS), a vision of an Internet-based system for harvesting information from states about federal program activities. In discussing the IPBS vision, the document addresses two questions: How would students' privacy rights and data confidentiality be ensured? and How could the IPBS benefit the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and its customers? The next section focuses on the ED-sponsored two-state (Nebraska and Oregon) test of concept to explore the feasibility of the vision of the IPBS. Information is provided in terms of: goals; how the test of concept coordinated with the National Center for Education Statistics; program policy questions addressed; types of data collected; the big picture of how data got to the IPBS; how data was actually collected; reports that the test includes; and where to view the results (https://secure.air.org/ipbs). A final section outlines the main objectives in six phases through September 2004. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.