A couple of questions:
Is it web-based?
Attendance submitted electronically from the classroom?
On Dec 21, 2006, at 8:53 AM, Steve Webster wrote:
> South Burlington uses Schoolmaster in each of the 3 elementary schools,
> middle school, and high school. Right now each is a stand-alone
> but we can relatively easily share data, report formats, etc. between
> them. We plan to move to the "Schoolmaster for Districts" package this
> summer, which will give us one database for the entire district and
> simplify management.
> We do standards-based report cards at the elementary schools and a mix
> of standards and letter grades at the middle school and high school.
> Teachers use the Schoolmaster gradebook for letter grades at the middle
> and high school. The gradebook integrates with the main Schoolmaster
> database for updating class lists and posting grades. The gradebook
> also has a feature that enables teachers to post their gradebook info
> the web so students and parents can check on the students' assignments
> and grades.
> Administrators have a Palm version that gives them portable access to
> student info.
> Schoolmaster is not perfect, but it's met our needs quite well. And
> price is right!
>>>> [log in to unmask] 12/20/06 04:13PM >>>
> I've searched through archives on this list first, but didn't get much
> What are schools using for their student information systems?
> Here in Barre we are using Pearson Education Systems "Chancery SMS"
> (web-based for K-8) and Chancery MacSchool (9-12). While the current
> solution is working, and is integrated (via a replicator), there are
> changes afoot....
> Pearson has repositioned SMS as a product for middle to large school
> districts (their documentation states "30,000 students" as a starting
> point). Barre has roughly 3k students. We've also been told that
> MacSchool is going to go away at some point (date unknown).
> For K-8, SMS is used for electronic standards-based report cards,
> gradebook (middle school), electronic attendance, behavior incidents,
> transportation and transfer of student info between our 2 K-8 schools
> and the SHS/BVT
> campus. For SHS/BVT, MacSchool is used for report cards, eclass
> gradebook, behavior, and attendance.
> So, we're wondering who is using what for a SIS.....and does it fit
> needs? comments?
> Rob Stalling
> Technology Support
> Barre Supervisory Union
> Barre, VT 05641
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