The EduAdmin Assessment Module is, in essence, a massive calculator. It
accepts an unlimited number of marks and performs calculations (such as
weightings) on these marks. One mark or several marks can be entered per term
and these can be weighted to produce report marks.
In addition to the entering of marks, the Module allows for the entry of
individual subject comments from staff for each student for each report, as well
as the entry of five general comments from, for example, sports coaches,
housemasters or the headmaster. The Module also permits the entry of OBE-type
component-based assessment data, which indicates a level of competency at
certain skills, for example.
The Assessment Module integrates seamlessly with the Timetable Module,
allowing instant updating of assessment data from timetable data. Classes in the
Timetable Module can be streamed according to marks and grades in the Assessment
The Assessment Module Report Designer allows flexible and customised report
layouts, showing exactly the information required. The use of a duplex printer
allows for “booklet” type reports to be printed. Grade averages, class averages,
position in grade and textual comments are easily added to a report layout. Many
hundreds of fields of Assessment data are available for inclusion on reports.
The Assessment Module also links with Attendance Module, allowing for the
numbers of days absent to be included on reports. Additionally, fields available
in the Student Module, such as student age, birth date, ID Number or student
house, can be included on reports. The flexibility of the Report Designer means
that it is easy to produce accurate and attractive departmental promotion
The entering of student marks or comments into the Assessment Module can be
done from any workstation on the network at any time. In addition to this,
Internet functionality is available which allows entry of students
marks and comments from any computer in the world which has Internet
connectivity. Standard reports in the module allow for easy printing of problem
or missing marks.
Students are allocated packages of subjects in the Module, which makes the
initial setting up and subsequent maintenance of the Module considerably more
efficient. Packages are combinations of subjects which are specified by the
user. This arrangement allows for rapid data entry of student subject choices
and rapid adjustment of those subject choices.
The Assessment Module includes two different resulting systems. The first
system, known simply as Promotions, is responsible for resulting for junior
grades, where the resulting criteria are fairly straightforward. The second
system is known as External Resulting and allows for much more comprehensive
resulting criteria. Both systems are fully customisable by the user, allowing
for easy adjustments when departmental promotion criteria are changed. The
External Resulting system can be used to simulate the resulting criteria used in
the final exit examination. This means that reports issued in the senior phase
can be representative of the resulting process which will be experienced in the
exit examination. The resulting systems easily accommodate various subject
combination rules, including students who take more than six subjects. The
Assessment Module can quickly be configured to include, for example, two
languages and the next best four subjects. The resulting system includes a
standard report to determine why a particular student did not achieve an
endorsement (exemption) result.
Marks from different subjects (such as History and Geography) can be merged
into a mark for one subject, with specific weightings. The Module can easily
print “Top 10” lists for Prize-Giving ceremonies, as well as ranked subject
marks for department heads.
The Ministry Module accesses information in the Assessment Module to allow
for statistical data to be printed regarding subject and grade combinations
according to various student groups. Individual student results are available
for viewing in the Ministry module. Statistical analyses of marks are available
through the Statistics Module, which also allows for global scaling of marks.
Recent functionality includes the option to print Assessment reports to PDF
files for filing or archiving, as well as the facility to email Assessment
reports PDF files to care-givers email addresses.