NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED533866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 89
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
Forum Guide to Facilities Information Management: A Resource for State and Local Education Agencies. NFES 2012-808
National Forum on Education Statistics
Safe and secure facilities that foster learning are crucial to providing quality education services, and developing and maintaining these facilities requires considerable resources and organization. Facility information systems allow education organizations to collect and manage data that can be used to inform and guide decisionmaking about the utility, efficiency, safety, and adequacy of school facilities. High-quality, timely data can be used to compare school facilities; inform decisions relating to school funding, design, renovation, and infrastructure improvements; and prioritize resources. Facilities data can also be linked with other education systems to better understand the effects of school environment on learning. This guide is intended to provide a framework for collecting, evaluating, and maintaining education facilities data. It is written to help staff in state and local education agencies, and in public charter schools, design school facility information systems that support policy- and decisionmaking; management and operation; capital budgeting and project management; public participation in school facilities planning; and the integration of facilities data into other education and municipal data sets. Best practices are given for the design, development, implementation, and use of facilities management information systems, along with a list of standard data elements. These elements can be used to develop indicators for measuring and comparing the quality of education facilities; and, in turn, answering policy questions and informing new education policies. Appended are: (1) Definitions of Newly Proposed Facilities-Related Data Elements and Coding Options; (2) References; and (3) Resources and Connections. (Contains 5 tables.)
National Forum on Education Statistics. 1990 K Street NW Room 9095, Washington, DC 2006. Fax: 202-502-7475; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Support Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Forum on Education Statistics (ED)
IES Funded: Yes