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Re: [seul-edu] Open Admin for Schools Feedback/Question
On Sat, 2 Nov 2002, Nobody wrote:
> Dear Les,
> I think 3 and 4 are probably enough. Those who want more probably
> want a way to send progress reports of some kind, not full-fledged
> report cards -- don't you think? That's my guess.
Yes, that would be a good solution.
> What's your time frame and what are you hoping to come out with re
> the report cards? We're hoping to try them out for our Child Center
> (preschool), Primary, Middle and High schools in December.
My time line on this will be about a week from now, since two schools I'm
working with have report cards coming out in about 2 weeks. Are you
running on my server or on your own now?
PS. I'll send you a copy of my report card for Battleford Central School,
and let me know what you think. I'll make a small PDF of it.
> Best wishes,
> David Quoting Les Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > Hi All, I'm wrapping my head around the problem of creating report
> > cards for the Open Admin system. I'm trying to create a system that
> > is quite general in scope and relatively easily customized. There
> > is a trade off since trying to be all things to all people will
> > generally fail and it might be better to create simpler code that
> > is easier to customize for specific needs, rather than create
> > gigantic code to cover all possible cases. This leads to my
> > question: How many "terms" or sections of a school year throughout
> > the world in schools of users on this list? I'm planning for
> > either 3 or 4 terms per school year. Are there others? (ie. a lot
> > of others?) Since this system reports on attendance as part of the
> > report card, I have to slice the school year up into terms,
> > calculate the number of school days per term, and then check this
> > against student records to generate stats. However this leads to
> > the problem of how many terms to allow for in laying out the report
> > in a table format
> > since normally one wants to go across: Attendance Term 1 Term
> > 2 Term 3, etc. How far to go.... This is also a problem for
> > reporting subjects since we again would like to go across the page
> > with the different term values: Science Term 1 Term 2 Term
> > 3 and different numbers of terms require different table layouts.
> > I was going to stick with options for 3 or 4, but what are the
> > needs? Les Richardson H. Hardcastle School Edam, Sk. Canada
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