ERIC Number: ED480215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Facilities Information Management: A Guide for State and Local Education Agencies. NCES 2003-400
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; National Forum on Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
This Guide has been developed to provide a framework for decision makers, school facility managers, and the public to identify a basic set of school facilities data elements, including definitions that will meet their information needs. Chapter 1 describes the purpose, scope, and intended audience for this guide. Chapter 2 describes how to use the guide to develop a customized information system, including how the facilities data should link to other data systems. Chapter 3 examines some key measures, such as school utilization, functional age, deferred maintenance, and expenditures per student, and discusses the challenges in standardizing the definitions of these terms. Chapter 4 lists hundreds of facility data elements, including standard definitions and "options," categorized into six sections: identification, condition, design, utilization, management, and budget and finance. Chapter 5 identifies additional resources, including sources for data elements and their definitions, that will be helpful to those involved in compiling school facilities data. An appendix describes calculated data elements. A glossary is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Definitions, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Facilities Management, Information Management, Information Systems, Systems Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; National Forum on Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
IES Cited: ED511638