ERIC Number: ED463260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Feb-1
Teacher Preparation Goes Accountable: The Professional Education Database.
Seider, Susan N.; Nemr, Georgette
Within the current climate of accountability to the public and government sectors, universities must provide clear, compelling evidence of the effectiveness of their teacher preparation programs. To accomplish this, one state university designed and piloted a Professional Education Database (PED) system to document outcomes and provide a basis for decision-making for their teacher preparation programs. The database system was designed to supplement the university's information services and implemented through collaboration with two different, successive iterative teams from the School of Technology, each represented by three graduate students completing a Master's capstone requirement in Computer Information Technology. The PED system was designed so that data could be readily managed through the Microsoft Access 2000 software. Its objectives were to be friendly, consistent and clear in design, and easy to install and maintain on any computer system; to not be redundant; and to have and maintain an audit trail for database changes and operate in a secure environment. Screens included student personal information, application information, student grade point average tracking, Praxis I and II test scores, performance assessments, school experience, certifications, and reports. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (New York, NY, February 23-26, 2002).