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