A Note from the schooltool President Regarding schooltool Look and Feel (11/27)
Dear schooltoolTM User:
We are excited about the new look and feel feature being implemented and released in the 10.2 release. I would like to give you a little background information on the need for this update.
One rule in software development is “Do not take away functionality from the users.” We attempt to always live by this rule and we found that one of our own procedures was creating a burden for us. The fact that we let end users change the color schemes and header in drastic ways allowed our product to have an inconsistent look. It also prevented us from making certain user interface changes since we did not know what colors our application would be seen in.
We spent a lot of time and hired graphic experts in an effort to clean up the look and feel of schooltoolTM. We will continue to address parts of our application in which we feel we can improve the general look while still presenting the data to the end user in a comfortable format. We have limited our end users’ ability to change color schemes; however, users can still personalize the header with a district’s logo. This allows us to make changes that present data to the end users in a better fashion while standardizing our look and feel.
We spent a lot of time seeking feedback from our customers and we believe our product looks much better. Mindex is committed to our schooltoolTM product, and to meeting the constant changes occurring in New York. We will continue to solicit feedback from our districts and RIC Partners to assure we are meeting the needs of our users.
We are dedicated to New York; thus we are dedicated to you.
Marc C. Fiore
Multi-Data Integrated Reports
What relationship is there between discipline, attendance and core course grades?
Do correlations in these areas highlight students that are at risk of not being successful?
A new Predictive Analysis Report is now available to help answer these questions at the secondary level. Sortable by any category – the report includes daily attendance, number of discipline incidents, grades for marking periods/regents/final average. Grades are color-coded to reflect the following ranges: 100-85, 84-65, 64-55 and 54-0.
The report can be accessed within your student system, however it does require an initial set-up. Please contact your Student System representative at 361-2700 to assist you with the necessary set-up for this report.
This new report will help you in answering the following questions for your secondary building:
What is the range of grades for all students/courses?
What is an average score for students?
How many students are failing 1 or more courses?
For the building? For a particular grade?