ERIC Number: ED160888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Oct-21
Alabama Vocational Management Information System. Final Report.
Patterson, Douglas; And Others
A project was developed to design and implement a management information system (MIS) to provide decision makers with accurate, usable, and timely data and information concerning input, output, and impact of vocational education. The objectives were to (1) design an MIS embracing student accounting, fiscal accounting, manpower analysis, and program evaluation; (2) develop automated data collection and processing for postsecondary enrollments, adult follow-up, industrial development training, secondary program evaluation, and supply-demand interface; and (3) field test automated data processing of the following components: enrollment reports, secondary/postsecondary enrollment updating, annual teacher reports, and a technical college follow-up report. The approach was to evaluate and consolidate existing data systems' components and to develop additional components. In-service training was conducted to insure that all subsystems were compatible and subject to being integrated. A plan for a comprehensive program was developed concurrently with various subsystems' development and field testing. A comprehensive vocational management information system was developed incorporating automated data bases for student, personnel, and fiscal accounting. Data elements are based on individual student, teacher, program, and school district. System information is used for program planning and evaluation, budgeting and financial distribution, and general program administration. (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Budgeting, Comprehensive Programs, Data Collection, Data Processing, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Followup Studies, Industrial Training, Input Output, Labor Utilization, Management Information Systems, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement, School Accounting, School Personnel, School Statistics, Secondary Education, State Programs, Student Records, Systems Development, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Div. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama