Though schools can be large or small but when it comes to dealing with students and staff, both do have many similarities. Both large and small schools have diverse mindset of parents to communicate and even diverse range of students to educate. Fortunately, schools do have dedicated administrative and teaching staff who love to do their job and give their best in favor of making the educational institution the best. Introducing a school information management system is a step towards make their effort more fruitful and help them to keep track of everything happening in the school effectively like attendance, student information, grading and report card distribution and making reports showing the progress of school’s education system as well.
Most of the already existed management software are not customized as per the needs of smaller schools. All of them has a whole bulk of the features which is preferred by larger schools as they have the skilled technical staffs to handle the software. But when it comes to smaller schools, it is the admin staff and the teaching staff who are involved in implementing, executing and handling the management software. So, they need something which is ready to implement and easy to use. Due to this requirement, there are some software introduced in the market which can be customized as per the needs of small school. Schools though may be not smaller but don’t have very huge budget appreciate these kinds of software that offer essential features at affordable cost.
There are many features that customized system can offer to smaller school, out of them one of the most appreciated feature offered is online grade book system. With this ability of software, teachers now can directly input the grade in the computer system. Then the system will automatically calculate the final grades of the students and notify the teachers if any student has missing assignments. It also allows teachers to understand how the different students are performing in the assignments. Most of these online grade book provided access to the parents to directly access to view the results of their ward and how the performance graph changes throughout the year. This helps in making the communication line between school and home more transparent than ever.
Another significant feature of the software is having student data in student management system. This has included the data like contact information, individual test scores, overall grades, previous performance reports and any special needs required by student to improve the performance. Earlier if teacher wants to access the data of a student, then must dig out the individual folder and go through pile of files to get the information. With this online school information management system, it is easy for them to get the data of any student in a handy way. This helps teacher to get prepare in effective way to deal with the student and problem faced by them more effectively.