Below is the latest release of the MMS Generations and Web Portals which include enhancements clients have requested. As always, these updates are available at no cost to clients with an annual MMS Software Support contract.
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Computer Resources is pleased to announce that MMS for Schools has received SIF 2 certification for their flagship product- MMS Generations. A member of the Schools Interoperability Framework Association since 2005, the MMS SIF agent was first certified under the organizationís 1.5r1 specification. The new agent features support for twice as many data objects and an enhanced user interface for ease of use. The MMS SIF Agent is designed to reduce your costs and ensure data consistency by eliminating the need to manage multiple data sources between many services used by schools like directory management, library automation, and transportation services.
Today, state departments of education are beginning to evaluate the use of SIF for schools to report directly to the state. One such state is Massachusetts, where the MMS SIF 2.0 Agent has been modified to meet MA requirements. Our pilot districts are now in stage 2 of testing. Weíre pleased to be working closely with the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Educationís longitudinal data warehouse project and Race to the Top initiative for our districts to be able to streamline their data reporting, on-time and on-budget as required by the state.
Use MMS to define Standards, associate Standards with courses and assignments, grade Standards, and produce Standards-Based Report Cards. Grades for the Standard may be manually entered or computed automatically by the grade book. Final grades for the Standard may be manually entered or calculated based on:
Because Standards measure specific skills, Standards grades provide administrators, teachers, students, and parents with a more detailed picture of a student's strengths and weaknesses than the traditional overall average grade for a subject. For example, instead of a B in Mathematics, a student may receive individual performance evaluations against twelve skills that a student at his/her grade level are expected to master in Mathematics.