Embedded Ethnicity into Student View Enhances Ethnicity Reporting

21/2/2012 Curric Ver 2011.2.0.489  – visit the PCSchool Downloads Page for the latest version

PCSchool enables the recording of a student’s multiple ethnicities however we have now automated the storing of the overall ethnicity grouping.

In Australia three major groupings are supported (order indicates hierarchy):

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait
  • European Australian
  • Not Aboriginal or Torres Strait

In New Zealand the groupings are  (order indicates hierarchy):

  • NZ Maori
  • Pacifika  (Pacific Island Peoples)
  • SE Asian
  • Other Asian
  • Pakeha
  • European
  • Other

Ethnicity Summary Classification Added to Student View

In order to initially set up this summary field users will need to use the Year End/House-Keeping routine. Once the bulk run has been completed there will be no need to repeat this process as updates will be accommodated as student ethnicity is altered in the Student View.

Initial Bulk Allocation of Ethnic Group

Once allocated this ethnicity grouping is available within the Student Table. Previously ethnicities could only be reported by querying the actual Student Origin table however this reported on all ethnicites of a student resulting in multiple records being printed where a student had more than a single ethnicity. The grouping is stored in the Student.ETHNIC field within the Student Table.

Querying Ethnic Grouping

Format Change to WALNA Naplan Data Collection Format

10/2/2012  Curric Version 2011.2.0.473

Followup posted  11/2/2012  – Download Now

The WALNA format for collection of NAPLAN student data (Student details inc Ethnicity and Language – as well as Care Giver Language, Education  and Occupation details)  has changed slightly this year. If old versions of PCSchool are used to generate the file then it will be rejected by the upload web site. The change is that student year levels must now be supplied as a 2 character entry where the first character, if blank, is shown as a “0” (zero eg  07, 09, 12)

Creating a WALNA NAPLAN data File

Note: PCSchool will now produce this field in the desired format, however if the file is viewed in Excel and Saved then the leading zero will be stripped. If loading in Excel then when opening the file declare that it is comma separated and find the year level column and format as “Text” to protect the leading zero.

New Government Student Residential Address Collection File Creation Added to Data Capture

Automatically create file for Student Residential Address Collection

10/2/2012  Scholastic Ver 2011.2.0.473

Folowup Posted 11/2/12 – Download Now

We have added the format to the Data Capture Module to cater for the Student Residential Address Collection. The will automatically collect the DETYA address data stored within PCSchool. Prior to running this routine to produce the desired file click on the Verify “DETYA Address” Button to test the validity of these addresses. Any errors or omissions will be displayed in the Error Log. The DETYA address can be accessed via the Student View

Editing DETYA Address Details in Student View

Once the file has been created it can be opened, reviewed and edited in Excel, prior to delivery to DETYA.

Student Management School Software – Better Assessment Analysis

PCSchool releases a new Assessment Analysis printout to better enable schools to assess the comparative performance of a class, ethnicity or gender against the cumulative performance of other student in the class; other students across the same subject; other students across all subjects.

A sample of the report output is as below

For sql back end sites click on link to download  (Report unavailable for non sql sites)

The report will need to be added to report alias settings as shown

For more information contact our support centre or visit our Web Site

Sample of printouts