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Postsecondary Student Terminology [microform] : A Handbook of Terms and Definitions for Describing Students in Postsecondary Education / John F. Putnam
Bib ID 5411640
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Putnam, John F
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1981 
216 p. 

A handbook of terms and definitions for describing students in postsecondary education includes technical and vocational schools as well as various forms of adult education and nontraditional study. Input was gathered from 40 national organizations and 29 federal agencies; 20 organizations and agencies provided field test sites. The guide's chapters include (1) an introduction, (2) student information items, and (3) data management and confidentiality of postsecondary student data. Its objective is to encourage standardization in the use of terms and definitions by the numerous agencies, institutions, and organizations that provide, set policy for, support, and/or regulate postsecondary education. Postsecondary data elements are organized according to three major classification divisions: demographic and biographical characteristics, student's educational experience, and student's employment experience. These divisions contain the information items most needed at various levels of postsecondary education organization for purposes of policy-making, or for planning, managing, operating, and evaluating postsecondary programs and/or institutions. The main divisions of the classification are also subdivided, and data elements within these subdivisions are combined with personal qualifiers to form information items that may be used to identify a person (e.g., student and family characteristics) and to describe various personal characteristics of that individual, for example. Additionally, general technical principles and procedures for safeguarding the confidentiality of student data are considered. The 14 appendices include: information item tables, information about uses of data elements about postsecondary students, codes for states and countries, fields of study and languages, standard occupational classification system, and information about relevant legislation. (SW)


Sponsoring Agency: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: OEC-0-74-9264.

ERIC Note: Parts of appendix are marginally legible.

Educational level discussed: Higher Education.

Educational level discussed: Postsecondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Aspiration.  |  Classification.  |  College Admission.  |  Confidential Records.  |  Data Analysis.  |  Definitions.  |  Disclosure.  |  Educational Background.  |  Employment Experience.  |  Family Income.  |  Financial Needs.  |  Glossaries.  |  Higher Education.  |  Individual Characteristics.  |  Information Systems.  |  Majors (Students)  |  Military Service.  |  Occupational Aspiration.  |  Parent Financial Contribution.  |  Place of Residence.  |  Postsecondary Education.  |  School Registration.  |  Student Characteristics.  |  Student Costs.  |  Student Employment.  |  Student Evaluation.  |  Student Experience.  |  Student Financial Aid.  |  Student Records.  |  Vocabulary.  |  Standardization
Form/genre Reference Materials, Vocabularies/Classifications.  |  Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials.
Other authors/contributors Government Studies & Systems, Philadelphia, PA
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