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ERIC Number: ED492055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 149
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Forum Guide to Elementary/Secondary Virtual Education. NFES 2006-803
National Center for Education Statistics
This guide provides recommendations for collecting accurate, comparable, and useful data about virtual education in an elementary/secondary education setting. Its goals are to: (1) identify components common to many education information systems that are necessary to meet the information needs of policymakers, administrators, instructors, and parents involved in virtual education; (2) highlight specific data elements relevant to the delivery, management, and oversight of virtual education; (3) identify commonly accepted data element definitions that may need to be modified to more accurately reflect the unique circumstances and information needs of virtual education; (4) present policy considerations related to managing information about virtual education; and (5) illustrate how complex issues related to virtual education data may play out in a real-world setting. The following are appended: (1) Data Element Definitions; (2) Data Elements Related to Student Services and Security in a Virtual Environment; and (3) References and Other Resources. A glossary; and an index are also included. [This guide was developed by the National Forum on Education Statistics; State Educational Technology Directors Association; and School Interoperability Framework Association.]
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Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Funded: Yes