[Offtopic] Attendance systems

Stephen Digby digby.stephen.p at edumail.vic.gov.au
Wed Jun 6 20:26:42 EST 2007

Can I have a copy of your "minimum attendance policy".
We use Sirius Rollmarker http://www.siriuslogic.com.au/ using PDA's.  Works OK - just.  Thinking of changeover
to DayMap due to integration with the Timetabler SW.
Both can use PDA's and Online access which is our preferred system (how can you be sure who is swiping that
card ?).
Would be interested in moving to fingerprint or other biometric when available so that students had
responsibility, but think that the teacher has to be responsible until then....
Think that we have jumped the gun while the software systems are undeveloped and bought a lot of grief rather
than a clean solution.
The fatal flaw in all systems is that they aren't integrated into CASES....
 Just ONE e.g.
When bursar creates an excursions charge, this student list is immediately available to CASES attendance as an
absence lists template.
The absence of this integration in any other software creates VERY significant data re-entry burden....
Stephen Digby, Learning Technology Manager
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From: offtopic-bounces at edulists.com.au [mailto:offtopic-bounces at edulists.com.au] On Behalf Of RILEY, Bruce
Sent: Wednesday, 6 June 2007 12:30 PM
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Subject: [Offtopic] Attendance systems

Hi all


I apologise for the cross posts. Some lists receive more responses than others. :-)


We are investigating options for online attendance software. What are schools using for this?


Our requirements (sorry this should read wish list) are a:


*         System that students can use to swipe their card when they arrive late/leave early to/from school.
VCE coordinators are particularly keen on this as Kew runs a minimum attendance policy. Staff could access it
online and mark their roll each lesson

*         Link in with our current AD network so that only one database is maintained

*         Hand held device could also access the system via wireless

*         Reporting

*         Generate SMS or emails to parents for non attendance


I know this has elements of 'Ultranet' but we are keen to implement a system now.


If this has already been asked I apologise in advance.









Bruce Riley

ICT Manager

Kew High School

1393 Burke Road

Kew East, VIC. 3102



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