Why do you need student management systems for schoolsby Punit Singh Consultant
What comes to your mind when you think of student management systems? What do you think when people talk about attendance management for schools? School management systems and student management systems are hot topics in today's education world. Let us understand what they are.
A student management system refers to any software application that provides solutions to manage and execute all the school processes. They provide easy tracking of grades, marks, general behaviour, feedback, and school attendance management.
This means that the daily mundane tasks initially managed by human administrators can now be managed using the student management systems. They also take care of the organisation needs of schools efficiently and effectively. These are ‘cloud based' systems, which means that the entire data is stored on the cloud, and you can access it 24*7.
They play a quintessential role in communication and scheduling in the era of smart classrooms. You might be knowing these systems by several other names, such as the Student Information System, Student Record System or Student Information Management System. They are fully computerised systems that also serve as the storehouse of the entire database of the school.
You wouldn't believe us if we told you that they provide a built-in feature for schools' attendance management. This is increasingly replacing the old roll-call system that required you to take attendance with a pen in a register. It required you to call out students’ names one by one and mark them present or absent, depending on the case. But now, with attendance management systems, everything is automated.
They provide real-time attendance monitoring. This helps in improving the learning outcomes of the students. These systems automatically notify the registry that the student has entered the virtual classroom when he/she logs into their apps or platforms. This system can help you generate reports to throw light on a broad spectrum of data such as the log of leaves, absentees, dropouts, etc.
Teachers can make easy assessments of learning goals based on a particular student's record – whether he/she was absent or regularly attended the classes. Based on these statistics, the teachers can provide customised lesson plans and assignments to the students. Also, parents can also better track the progress and performance of their child. They are automatically notified through the parent app that their child has not been attending classes. Based on this information, they can also talk to him/her, counsel, find out the reasons for absenteeism and many more things.
These systems have streamlined one of the most challenging tasks – attendance marking. Teachers can play around and generate reports class-wise, grades-wise, section-wise, etc. These systems have proven very beneficial for small learning classes. These systems have enabled learning on the go due to easy accessibility as they are not tied locally. Learning bottlenecks are no longer there as everything is available on the cloud, making it easily accessible at your fingertips.
These systems encourage group work and collaboration among students through online brainstorming and group discussions on various topics. Everyone can participate in their apps without worrying about not being physically present with each other. Student management systems make the communication amongst all the stakeholders – teachers, parents and students – a cakewalk in today's fast-paced world where everyone wants that everything should become available online as there is hardly any time left at their disposal.
Invest in a smart student management system for your school to reap the immense benefits discussed above and make your school efficient. This is an opportunity to provide quality education to your students and achieve academic excellence even when you can't move out of your homes.
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