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Re: [seul-edu] Open Admin for Schools Feedback/Question

Hi David,

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 <richl@mail.tfsd.sk.ca>:
> > 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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