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ClaSS

ClaSS

ClaSS is a comprehensive classroom information assistant and school management system. ClaSS extends the reach of traditional systems by using modern web-application methodologies to include the whole school community. The application aims to be the ubiquitous classroom information assistant for schools.

The software takes a classroom-first approach to collecting and disseminating information in the most dynamic of ways.

 ClaSS 0.9.38

Price
Free to download

Size
0.9MB
License

GNU Affero GPL v3

Developer
ClaSS Information Services S.L.

Website
www.laex.org/class

System Requirements
MySQL
PEAR::DB
PHP
Apache

Support:
Documentation, Users' Manual, Administrator's Guide, Installation FAQ, Mailing List, Demonstration

Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • InfoBook - look up and/or change information on a student at your school
    • Search facility for individual and student groups
    • Single-page student profile provides a snapshot and a point of entry to all of an individual student's information
    • Generic tables for customised supplementary information such as prizes, activities, background circumstances etc
    • Dedicated section for students with special educational needs (SEN)
    • Parental contact information and addresses ordered by priority and with links to siblings
    • Extensive supporting information including first and second languages, nationality, etc
    • Area for posting staff comments (or referrals) to record praise and concerns, organised by categories
    • Area for recording incidents with automatic generation of email alerts to the responsible staff
    • Access to an archive of printed reports for each student
    • Tracking table of academic assessment grades provides a snapsot of current cross-curricular performance
  • Register - for staff to record attendance and punctuality of students either one form group or one teaching class at a time
  • MarkBook
    • Personalised view of teaching classes and class-lists
    • Alternate views by subject or course for the staff with relevant responsibilities
    • Spreadsheet-style display of marks and grades for individual or multiple classes of students
    • Simple set of functions to operate on columns including averaging, summing, levelling, ranking and copying
    • Export marks to csv files for importing into a spreadsheet when more sophisticated analysis is needed
    • Simple but sophisticated hide/show tool to manage the display of large numbers of mark columns
    • Core set of grading schemes and mark-types predefined by each curriculum pack
    • Tools to construct user-defined mark-types, grading schemes and levelling boundaries
    • One-click short-cut to view cross-curricular tracking assessments for an individual student
    • Flagging of SEN students and one-click access to their individual profile
    • Highlighting of students with recent concerns and one-click posting of new comments and incidents
    • Linking of mark columns to predefined assessment grades for tracking and reporting
    • Special columns for editing and viewing subject reports to parents
  • ReportBook
    • Auto-generation of columns in the MarkBook for assessment grades and subject reports
    • Overviews of assessment grades for students grouped by year or form
    • Averaging and statistics for assessment grades by subject or type of assessment
    • Bank of customisable report templates for formating the the presentation of subject reports to parents
    • Collate and print subject reports to parents individually, by form-group, or by course
    • Collate and print comments and incidents during a chosen period, again by subject, by form-group or by year-group
  • Manage Reports - intended for users with administrators access or for staff with course responsibilities
  • Admin - allows administrators to assign responsibilities to teachers, assign students to groups and view statistical information
  • EntryBook - area for administrators to enter new students, teachers and contacts admissions
  • Special Educational Needs
  • MedBook - view and edit medical information for students

ClaSS in Action

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