Accession Number : AD0620663

Title :   THE VALIDATION OF AN AUTOMATED COUNSELING SYSTEM,

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Friesen,Deloss David

Report Date : 20 AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 196

Abstract : The report describes experiments concerned with the validity of an Automated Counceling System. Forty 9thgrade students from the Palo Alto School District participated in the validation study. The cumulative records of the 40 students were analyzed by the automated appraisal program and the 40 students participated in the automated educational planning interview. Twenty of the 40 students also were interviewed by the original counselor whose behavior was being simulated by the automated program. The other 20 students were interviewed by a second counselor from the school district. Both counselors made appraisals of the students from the student cumulative record. The performance of the automated counseling system was compared to the performance of the two counselors on the following four variables: the appraisal of pupil records prior to the interview, the post-interview appraisal of students, the educational decisions made by the students, and the completeness of students' educational plan. This is Dr. Friesen's doctoral dissertation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EDUCATION, DATA PROCESSING), (*DATA PROCESSING, EDUCATION), STUDENTS, COMPUTERS, SIMULATION, BEHAVIOR, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DECISION MAKING, SCHEDULING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE