ClaSS – student tracking, reporting and information management system

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.

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 snapshot 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 formatting 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.

Website: sourceforge.net/projects/class
Support:
Developer: ClaSS Information Services S.L.
License: GNU Affero GPL v3

ClaSS

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