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Case Studies

Attendance Improves on Long Island

Maintaining daily attendance was a challenge. A suburban NYC high school that is home to just over 2,200 students, finds a solution for common attendance issues with ScholarChip.

Attendance Equals Success at Westbury Public Schools

Westbury Public Schools is a suburban school district outside of New York City with a growing enrollment of approximately 5,000 students and 800 staff members. They installed our card readers in every classroom, office, gym, and auditorium to keep more accurate statistics on seat time.

How 5 Administrators Use ABE to Improve Student Behavior

Most importantly, teachers that spend time on discipline aren’t spending time on teaching, and it keeps all students from achieving their academic potential. We interviewed 5 administrators from the southeast that have tackled these issues by implementing ABE®, a Behavior Management System that offers practitioners evidence-based behavioral interventions.

ABE Part 1: Aiken County School District

ScholarChip recently interviewed five administrators from the southeast that have tackled behavior issues by implementing ABE®, a Behavior Management System that offers practitioners evidence-based behavioral interventions. This is the first of the series.

ABE Part 2: Florence One School District

ScholarChip recently interviewed five administrators from the southeast that have tackled behavior issues by implementing ABE®, a Behavior Management System that offers practitioners evidence-based behavioral interventions. This is the second of the series.

Student Safety at Bay Shore High School

Almost 2,000 students attend Bay Shore High School in a suburb of New York City nestled on the south beaches of Long Island. And like many high schools today, they’re extremely concerned with keeping their students safe. ScholarChip’s smart ID cards gave them the solution they needed.

Flexing Your Schedule

An interview with David Williams, Principal of Monett High School, and Nick Simov, Director of Technology of Argo School District, explaining how the resurgence in modular, flex, and block scheduling is improving their school.

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Lunch Shaming

Elementary school students have no control over their parent’s household wages. They can’t help it if they get a free or reduced-fee lunch, and they can’t help it if their parents haven’t added money into their school accounts. Why should they suffer at the hands of bullies, and even worse, be singled out by lunch ladies or other adults when their accounts aren’t up to date or if their families are poor?

The Power of Data Driven Decisions in K12

By seeing the whole K-12 data picture administrators are making better decisions by integrating your SIS with a school operation system, using an operations system to collect, automate, centralize and analyze their data, and analyze this data using powerful, actionable reports, and make data-driven decisions that are quantifiable and justifiable.

Human Error and ADA (Average Daily Attendance)

It is no surprise that human error is the largest contributing source of inaccurate information in determining ADA. Each state uses different methods to determine how many students are in their building at any given time. Some states rely on the number of registered students at the start of the school year, and some on attendance taken every day and averaged monthly or quarterly. Either way, ADA is essential for state funding.

What You Need to Know When Shopping for an ID Card System

Smart ID Cards: Determining your schools’ needs will help you zero in on the right choice for your district. There are a number of important factors to consider when you’re shopping around for an ID Card vendor/ partner; here are some key elements to think about.

Visitor Management

Creating a safe environment for learning is paramount for any school district, and one of the most vital aspects of safety is knowing who is in your school at any given time. Depending on the size of the district, you can have hundreds of visitors every day: vendors, volunteers, and those who are picking students up. Visitor Management is an incredibly important part of school safety and not something that should be left to chance.

What You Need To Know About K12 Behavior Modification Systems

Students that misbehave are disruptive and distracting for those that are trying to learn. Most importantly, teachers that spend time on discipline aren’t spending time on teaching, and it keeps all students from achieving their academic potential.

School Safety and Security

On-campus violence and crime is a common theme in today’s news. Schools are faced with the threat of active shooters, drug dealers lurking on the grounds, sex offenders trolling events and parental abductors waiting for an opportunity to strike. Real threats are reported every day.

Smart ID Cards Solving Problems for Higher Ed

For decades, colleges and universities were safe havens of education. Everyone had an ID card that showed their photo and the name of the college. These simple cards would be visually reviewed by a monitor to verify access to various campus locations, like the library or cafeteria. These older ID cards may have also been used for student discounts at nearby stores. But it’s the 21st century: new times call for new solutions to new problems.

The Importance of Student Data Privacy

Similar to banks and credit card companies, school districts also collect confidential information such as names, addresses, photos, dates of birth and sometimes social security numbers. Much of this information is stored as a part of a district’s database on its servers or in the cloud, and it is vital that administrators keep this data confidential and safe from hackers.

Internet of Things

The Internet connects us together through our smartphones, desktops, laptops, tablets, and other computing devices; they have embedded technology that lets them interact and communicate in a constant ow of information. This multitude of connected devices is called the Internet of Things (IoT). These new “smart” appliances have their own small computing processor inside. They can improve the efficiency of many tasks.

Creative Visitor Management

On any K12 campus, parents, volunteers, vendors, guardians, administrators, IT staff, electricians, plumbers, architects, and delivery people from FedEx, UPS, DHL, and the US Mail come and go all day long. How can you keep track of them all? And how do you know when they leave the building? ScholarChip’s modular Visitor Management System makes it easy, and it starts with identification.

Mastering the Mandate

Every state government creates mandates for its educators; in Ohio, a new law, House Bill 410, addresses habitual and chronic truancy. Now one of the greatest challenges you face is figuring out how to modify your attendance processes to meet these new guidelines, and how to use HB410 as an opportunity for real and positive change.