Longitudinal reporting and analysis for individual students and groups.
State & Local Assessments
Assessment features in eSD allow districts to easily maintain a centralized repository of state and local assessment scores for all students.
Admistrators can utilize eSD's Analysis Cube or eSD GURUBoards to slice and dice longitudinal data.
Teachers access a complete assessment history for all students in their class.
SLO pre-and post-assessments can be managed directly within eSD.
NYS 3-8 Assessment scores can be pulled from Level 1 and automatically loaded into eSD! This service is currently available through Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Nassu BOCES, Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC), and the Northeastern Regional information Center (NERIC).
NY State Assessments, codes, administration dates, and Level 0 extract rules are automatically updated as state requirements change.
Third-party assessments can be easily imported using eSD's drag-and-drop mapping tool.
Easy attendance tracking and reporting, with device integration options.
Attendance is one of the most critical pieces of data that schools track. Ensuring that student are where they are supposed to be is essential to safety, academics and funding. eSD has a powerful set of attendance features that make tracking attendance easy, while allowing full customiziation based on district needs.
Period & daily attendance with district-defined reason codes.
Customizable attendance reconciliation.
Rule-based alerts and letters.
Automatic email feature to home districts.
Fully integrated Quick Scan.
Integration with device-based classroom attendance tracking solutions.
Use eSD to provide and track key food service related data.
Cafeteria features enable your food service staff to easily publish menus and track daily lunch counts.
Individual items and monthly menus can be defined at the district and/or school levels.
Teachers can rapidly enter lunch count data (summary or detail) at the same time they take attendance.
Student and staff lunch counts are easily reported.
Lunch balances are easily posted to the parent portal.
Accurately tracking free and reduced meal status is essential to providing services to students and ensuring Title I accounting and proper levels of funding. eSD provides the necessary tools to manage free and reduced meal tracking while ensuring the privacy of students.
Household-based application processing.
Standard applications and direct certifications.
Discrepancy reports are easily generated to identify year-to-year meal status changes before they impact funding levels.
State Poverty flags are automatically turned on when applications are approved.
BEDS day poverty counts consider carry-over grace-period requirements.
Grade Reporting in eSD adapts to your district and schools.
Year by year, Grade Reporting becomes more complex as the stakes grow higher for students, staff and districts. eSD provides the power and flexibility to successfully accommodate the most complex grading scenario, for all levels of schools.
Grading Models. Alpha, Numeric, Standards-Based and Hybrid grading models are supported.
Honor Rolls. Student Honor Roll restrictions can be defined for minimum allowable grades, credits, unacceptable report card comments, and more. Option to automatically include students' honor roll standing on report cards.
Class Rank. Multiple weighting parameters are available for midyear ranking. Supports standing ranking, decile ranking, class rank exclusions.
Average Formulas. School level defaults and course level exceptions can be defined. Different grading formulas can be enforced for each school year.
Report Cards and Progress Reports. Secondary-style and Standards-Based reports are available.
Standards-Based Report Design Tool gives complete control over the look and feel of your standards-based report card without using a third-party tool. No programming experience needed.
Learning Standards. Local standards can be added to imported Common Core standards.
Transcripts. Select from several different run styles. Multiple transcript options available, including rank (by year and/or overall), course averages (by year and/or overall), assessment scores (all or highest score), comments (global and/or individual student), and more. For transfer students, record district name where credit was awarded. History of transcript grade changes automatically retained.
Permanent Record Cards provide multiple options.
Academic Performance Analysis. Various reports for academic data analysis, including Grade Analysis report, Marking Period Grade Search, Grade Summary report, Failure reports, and more.
Student Performance Indicators. Identify at-risk students and monitor student progress towards each diploma type using Early Warning and Graduation Maps.
Production of Grade Reports. Generate grade reports by Calendar Event and Grade Level, and/or by Student, Course/Section, Student Status, Program Status, Group, or Counselor.
Environmental Settings support districts’ Green Initiatives to reduce the number of grade reports mailed to parents, via paper-less portal publishing and school-controllable settings to allow report-specific mailing opt-in/out by parents. A Print for Mailing option allows districts to print grade reports only for those parents who have opted in for paper mailings. One-click publishing of grade reports to the Student and Parent Portals.
Mobile computing has become a way of life in recent years. Students, staff and parents alike are demanding access to traditional student information via their mobile devices. eSD Mobile provides districts with the ability to satisfy stakeholder demands for on-the-go access.
Role-based access for staff, parents and students from any browser-enabled mobile device, including iOS and Android phones and tablets.
Customizable access to student attendance, schedules and course requests, grades and grade reports, assessments, discipline, immunizations, buses, fees and announcements.
Real time attendance and grade submission for staff.
Access to individual features defined at the district or building level.
Everything depends on solid student and family data.
Registration / Census
Household-based registration provides efficient collection and maintenance of information integral to the enforcement of district and state registration and reporting policies. It also affords easier management of various exceptional situations school districts face, such as when the student residence is different from the guardian residence, or when a student is in foster care. Districts can efficiently monitor suspicious registrations while ensuring the delivery of accurate class size projections, precise demographics and correct enrollment records.
Centralized, household-based registration with user defined criteria and form management.
Most student systems can “handle” scheduling, but our customers who have experience using other products tell us that eSD is hands-down the best scheduling system they’ve ever used. Whether you’re involved in building the master schedule or scheduling students into classes one at a time, we guarantee that you’ll be exceptionally pleased with the extras eSD has to offer you.
Student Scheduling (Walk-in scheduling). Let’s assume the master schedule has already been built and a student just transferred into your district. Some users prefer to add classes one at time. For them, we make it easy to select from a drop-down, or to just start typing the course name or number. We show all available sections along with the number of seat available in each section.
Copy schedules. Other users prefer to build a schedule that mimics another student’s schedule. eSD provides a copy schedule feature that gets the job done in seconds.
Re-schedule returning students. For districts with a high transiency rate, it is not unusual for students to transfer in and out of the district several times per year. In one click, eSD allows you to re-schedule returning students into the same sections they were assigned to earlier in the year. And oh, by the way, grading and attendance history can be instantly restored as part of the process!
Auto-schedule. Sometimes, you want the system to schedule the student using the same powerful algorithm that is used during the scheduling process. The eSD Auto-schedule feature does just that, while also allowing you to control the results based on your gut instinct. You can lock in certain classes and let the system fill around them, or let the system build the complete schedule. The choice is yours.
Printing Student Schedules. Regardless of the method you choose to schedule students, you can easily print the student schedule as a matrix or grid style, by day or by semester. For your convenience, you can also choose to include student locker, locker combo, team/location code, guardian info, etc.
Intuitive display. Whenever student schedules are viewed, the class in session at that moment is highlighted.
Course Requests. eSD’s unique approach to managing course requests allows districts to achieve efficiencies beyond what they have imagined. Course requests entered by teachers, students, parents and support staff are considered “unapproved” until reviewed and approved by a guidance counselor. Counselors can easily see when (and by whom) each request was initiated so they can make an informed decision before overriding teacher recommendations. This approval approach gives everyone a voice, reduces data-entry, and empowers counselors to make decisions that are in the students’ best interest.
Mass Course Request and Course Groups. Even if you prefer a more traditional approach to entering course requests, eSD provides tools to help make that process more efficient. Mass assignment of course requests, based on students’ current grade level, current course offerings, program, etc., is supported, even for students moving from one building to another. In addition, schools can define course groups, for example “6th Grade Core”, so whenever they select the course group, all of the individual courses will automatically be added.
Course Request Tallies.eSD provides numerous course request reports and tallies. Whether you want to send a letter home to parents, review requests by student / total credits / course type / course / staff, show duplicates, or need to support a board request to justify staffing needs, eSD has what you need.
Building the Master Schedule. eSD supports teaming, linking, weighting, balancing, staff contract constraints and more. Some schools prefer to schedule all grades at once, while others prefer to use a layered approach by scheduling singletons and/or doubletons first, then building around that framework. Some choose to schedule by department or by grade levels, or specific course combinations. No matter which approach you decide to take, eSD can guarantee that, once again, you’ll be exceptionally pleased with the options available and the results achieved. Once course request tallies are finalized and you’ve received department input regarding sections and constraints, you have several options:
Copy the entire Master Schedule from a prior year
Copy just the Course Catalogue from a prior year
Manually create the Master Schedule
Let the eSD Builder create the Master Schedule
eSD offers several powerful planning tools such as the Potential Conflict Matrix and the Pre-Schedule Edit Report. The Red Light/Green Light report even identifies potential problem areas before each scheduling run. The eSD Magnet Board provides a color-coded visual representation of your Master Schedule, which can be sliced and diced in more ways than you can probably imagine. All of these reports provide extensive filtering and interactive drill-down capabilities, allowing you to make necessary adjustments directly from the report interface. The scheduling algorithm yields the best possible results in record time. Not sure if you want to finalize your schedule? No problem, eSD allows you to store up to 10 scheduling runs which you can refer back to at any time.