School Attendance Automation
Attendance marking is the first task of school teachers, before starting their class. Attendance rate is considered to be the most crucial for student to get succeed in academics. Frequent absentees are a tough nut for their teachers, as it is difficult to build their skills.
Along with academics, student security concerns are another serious issue, as it is difficult to trace the student who is not in school. A 2008 study conducted by the Rodel Community Scholars at Arizona State University that tracked students from kindergarten through high school found that dropout patterns were linked with poor attendance, beginning in kindergarten
However marking the attendance is a tedious, time consuming, and also no direct contribution for student progress.
Manual attendance systems require fair and consistent execution. The teachers recording attendance also face enormous pressure, when marking the attendance of students in a huge group of students. Here are the problems with the manual attendance system
- Chance for Tampering:
Manual attendance data being recorded on paper can be manipulated easily. Teachers may rarely take the path of favouritism or personal grudge on students, which questions the transparency of the existing attendance system.
- Chance for Human Errors:
As we all know that humans are more prone to errors, sometimes these type of mistakes, may allow the teacher to make a wrong entry, which effects the students attendance negatively.
- Performance Issues:
Recording & Maintaining huge volumes of attendance data can impact the teacher’s performance negatively, as it consumes their valuable time away from the academic activities.
How Automation Can Help?
Student attendance system is an automated solution for marking attendance, along with finding meaningful patterns in their attendance, which can help in monitoring student performance around key metrics.
This system can automate mundane attendance tasks like recording and maintaining the data, and can help in teachers to focus on academic productivity.
Here a few popular ways of taking attendance through Student Attendance System:
- App Powered Attendance
- Biometric based Attendance
- RFID based attendance
- Face recognition powered attendance
Automating your students’ attendance can provide your school with ample benefits like:
Saves a Ton of Time:
Teachers can save their precious time, as they can directly focus on the teaching and monitoring student’s overall performance. It takes less than a minute for teacher to review the attendance recorded through the automated ways stated above.
No need of paper work, no need to spell out names loudly, and checking manually, ultimately reducing the burden on teachers.
Better Student Performance:
As stated by the Rodel Community Scholars study, Overall performance of the student is linked to attendance, teachers can keep track of the student’s attendance with just a simple click. Any absenteeism of the student is directly conveyed to the parents through appropriate communication channels like SMS, Email, or Push Notifications. This can help parents in keeping their wards attendance in the right track, thus improving their performance.
According to an estimate a teacher spends a time of nearly 2000 Minutes every year in marking attendance. This is proven to be impacting overall Return on Investment (ROI) of the school, as teachers are wasting their precious time in non productive work like data entry.
Automating this mundane task can help in saving the precious time of the teachers, which can help in focusing their time on improvising student’s performance, ensuring a better ROI.
Automation ensures an almost zero scope of errors in recording the attendance, as machines and their smart algorithms have less scope of making errors. The recorded data is made available to the persons with appropriate role in the institution.
Attendance data once recorded can’t be manipulated, and it is stored in a secured server with 128 Bit Strong Encryption. Only the person with appropriate role in the institute can have access to the data.
Attendance management system powered by AI, can track the behavioural analytics of the students based on their attendance pattern. Teachers/ Parents can take corrective action based on the data analysis reports of their wards.
Looking for implementing Student Attendance System in your Institute? At Edecofy our team of experts have invested many hours and efforts in developing a comprehensive School Attendance System as a part of our School Management System.