The dashboard is the customisable hub of e-ST (e-StudentTracker). Modules containing data tailored to the user can be positioned as desired via a drag-and drop interface. Data will include personal details, attendance and examination data, subject, pastoral and ILP reports, markbook, ALS and reference information.
The Markbook module allows staff members to record homework assessment, examination and test marks for both academic and vocational courses. Teachers are able to track and monitor progress of individual students and groups by subject or topic. This is an excellent tool to monitor patterns of performance and where necessary implement early intervention strategies. It also empowers the department heads to monitor progress and performance of their curriculum areas. This information is available to staff and students via the dashboard interface.
The Pastoral module allows for the monitoring of student progress, such as achievements and areas of concern, via a messaging and logging system populated via customisable forms. A particular important aspect is the pastoral log which brings together all information and comments regarding an individual learner in one place as a historical record.
This module provides information on key aspects related to the learner, such as the type of additional learning support received. It also stores information about medical history, Free College Meals and Bursary status and other welfare issues and allows these to be easily accessed and communicated on a ‘permissions basis’.
The ILP module allows for formal tracking of student progress against customisable targets set by learners or their teachers, the completion of bespoke forms, as well as pulling in other data such as markbook and attendance. At the end, a template report can be produced for sending home to parents or publishing via the parent portal
The References module provides a platform for students to complete their UCAS statements and for their subject teachers and personal tutors to complete their references.
The Feedback module allows for custom surveys to be created and sent to specific individuals or entire groups of students. The results of these surveys can be viewed in a graphical form but can also be easily reported on. The feedback module is fully compliant with Ofsted criteria regarding learner voice.
The Reports module allows for easy access to any reports you may already have set up through software such as SQL Reporting Services. Reports can combine information from all e-ST modules with information held elsewhere within college MIS systems.
The Alerts module allows for messages to be sent to specific individuals or entire groups of staff and students. This allows for providing quick updates to users, such as informing a class of students that their field trip has been rescheduled etc