Accelerus - Assessment and reporting software for schools

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Accelerus Attendance Module

The Accelerus Attendance Module offers schools all of the features a school requires to configure, manage and record attendance, all via the Accelerus' web interface.

Key Features

  • Attendance can be recorded from wherever you have access to the internet and a web browser, even on an iPad
  • Daily, half daily and class based attendance may be recorded
  • Tools and shortcuts that make attendance marking and tracking easy and efficient eg bulk marking, marking class attendance from daily roll, etc
  • A user-friendly graphical interface that includes student photos and color coded cards to easily identify absences
  • The ability to view a student's weekly attendance and display an overview of their attendance for any period of time
  • Compliance with Federal government attendance reporting requirements
  • Data may be exported from Accelerus into CASES21, Maze, ICON and other administration systems
  • Administrator tools that allow school based configuration and permissions; follow ups of unexplained absences; the incorporation of class and daily attendance on reports, etc
  • Links in with standard annual and semester Accelerus database setup of students, classes and enrolments

Accelerus Data Tracking

Accelerus Data Tracking offers schools all of the features a school requires to configure, manage and record standardised testing, all via the Accelerus' web interface.

Key Features

  • Test results can be recorded anywhere, anytime*
  • View Distribution, Spread and Growth for all tests
  • See data for a specific group of students or an individual student
  • Students can be compared with their cohort (eg: Home Group, Year Level)
  • View and track student progress using vibrant and interactive graphs
  • Load raw data for students for a more detailed look
  • You may import most testing data via CSV files
  • Teachers may also enter test results manually, minimising the need for messy spreadsheets and paper records
  • View the history of a student's scores on different tests via the Student Profile window
Available Tests
AusVELS and Victorian Curriculum Booker BURT Reading Test
CARS and STARS English Online Essential Literacy Testing
Essential Numeracy Testing Fountas & Pinnell High Frequency Words
Letter ID Magic 100 Words Maths Online
Morrison and McCall NAPLAN Number Fluency Assessment
On Demand - Literacy On Demand - Numeracy Oxford Wordlist
PAT Comprehension PAT Grammar and Punctuation PAT Maths
PAT Reading PAT Science PAT Spelling
PAT Vocabulary Phonological Awareness PM Benchmarking
Probe SA Spelling Test SIngle Word Spelling Test
TORCH Waddington Reading Test Waddington Spelling Test
...and many more!

*Teachers and administrators must have access to the internet in order to record and view results in Data Tracking. There are also some quick, easy steps required to be completed by the administrator or data coordinator in order to be able to record results for each type of test.

To order Data Tracking, contact us today!

Accelerus for Teachers

The role of a teacher today is challenging. Accelerus has been designed to make the task of assessment and reporting as easy and effortless as possible, saving valuable time and helping teachers get back to the job of teaching students and making a difference!

How will you benefit?

Core functionality Key Benefits
Photographs Student photographs are available while entering results which makes identification of students easier.
Shared teaching Multiple teachers can be allocated to the same class in a shared teaching scenario, thereby allowing each of them to receive a copy of the same class and work independently when entering results.
Offline and web based access Flexibility for results to be entered either at school or away from school. Teachers can enter results directly into the assessment and reporting database, via a web interface or into an offline file.
Colour-coding Teachers can colour-code their assessment items which provides a visual clue as to what they are assessing and provides the ability to group assessment items.
Custom Items It’s easy for teachers to create their own class assessment items, e.g. for recording results for class tests, assignments, etc. which means all assessments are kept in one place and backed up.
Comment Banks Teachers can create their own or use school defined Comment Banks. This gives easy access to pre-defined comments which makes comment writing easier.

Accelerus for Administrators

At Accelerus, we understand the needs of assessment and reporting administrators and the pressures that they face on a day-to-day basis. The process of setting up and administering school assessment and reporting can often be a time consuming and stressful task so ease of use and efficiencies in processing and printing can make the world of difference. The Accelerus program has been designed to make this process as simple as possible.

How will you benefit?

Core Functionality Key Benefits
Easy to use graphical user interface. Easy to use and intuitive, with the flexibility to setting up and define your student assessment and reporting needs.
Flexible teacher access Teachers can either enter assessment results through a web interface, directly to the assessment and reporting database or via an offline file. Offline files require regular synchronisation with the database.
Customisable Security School configurable security ensures teachers only see what is relevant to their interactions with students.
Quick Setup Saves hours of work - the Quick Setup process is used to automate the set up of assessment and reporting requirements.
Assessment Items Assessment items, created for each subject, are used to define what is to be assessed and how it is to be assessed. Any number of assessment items can be created individually or in bulk.
Student Custom Properties Fields, in addition to basic student details such as names, gender, etc, can be created to store additional information about a student. These Student Custom Property fields can be used for search, print and analysis purposes.
Report Proofing Helps eliminate mistakes - the software contains a spelling and punctuation checker which can be run by individual teachers, subject coordinators or by administrators prior to printing.
Compilation of Student Reports A report in Accelerus is created by combining individual templates from each of the subjects in which a student is enrolled, into a single document.
Template Design Allows reporting administrators the greatest flexibility in structuring reports, while using a very familiar interface. Report templates are created and designed using Microsoft Word.
Report Processing Processing of student reports is extremely fast. Individual student reports are processed for printing within seconds.
Data Analysis The Analyser feature adds a powerful dimension to assessment and reporting. It allows schools to access, report on and analyse data in the Accelerus database in accordance with a school's unique requirements.
Skilled Support Our support team are leaders in the industry and are committed to supporting our customers over the phone, via email or the web.

Accelerus Light for Administrators

Accelerus Light uses a similar approach to assessment and reporting as Quick Vic and MarkBook, but thoroughly updated and modernised. This video will introduce you to Accelerus Light and below it are some of the features and benefits for administrators especially as compared to Quick Vic or MarkBook.

Feature Benefit
  • Being based on the same approach to reporting as Quick Vic, report coordinators will find Accelerus Light very familiar including:
    • Editing of students, teachers, subjects and classes.
    • Quick Setup (similar yet enhanced).
    • Interactions with CASES 21.
    • Importing and exporting of data.
Single database
  • All historic data stored in one place.
  • No need to setup each semester from scratch.
Subject and class generator
  • Allows the creation and maintenance of specialist subjects, classes and enrolments in one quick step.
  • Easy to add new students or classes as required.
  • Ensures consistency of data between years and semesters.
Wizards for year and semester setup
  • Easier to keep track of which steps of the setup have been completed.
  • Reduces the chance of errors in the setup.
Fast report printing
  • Accelerus takes 1–5 seconds to collate a student report as compared to 1–2 minutes with Quick Vic.
  • Reduced turnaround time from completion of report writing to actual hard copy output.
Enhanced Quick Setup
  • Ability to filter subjects to focus on a single year level or subject area at a time.
  • Ability to fill left and right to speeds up the configuration of the Quick Setup.
  • Quick Setup can be printed allowing curriculum personnel to review a hard copy to check for AusVELS coverage.
School configurable Quick Setup options for AusVELS
  • Option of a four or five point work habit scale
  • Previously mandated fields are now optional.
  • Ability to specify up to eight work habits.
  • Maximum comment lengths for each comment type can be set up front.
Password protected security
  • Teachers have access to aspects of the application based on their class, subject, cohort and school roles.
  • Accelerus can hook into Active Directory for authentication so teachers don't have to remember another password.
AusVELS analyses
  • Track student progress over multiple years.
  • Obtain lists of students achieving below the expected level
  • Obtain lists of students who have not shown progress in the last 12 months.
Informative messages prior to changes being made
  • Administrators have a greater understanding of the changes and can double check that the correct changes are being made.
  • Applies to importing of data and bulk data manipulation tools.
Bulk delete of records
  • Quick to remove records created in error.
Access to all data
  • Report coordinators have full access to data using standard data entry screens.
  • Results can be easily proofread and modified.
  • No need to gain access to a teacher's offline file in order to change results.
  • Easy to troubleshoot when teachers are notify administrators of extra or missing classes, assessments or enrolments.

See also:

Accelerus Light Overview

Accelerus Light for Teachers

Comparison between Quick Vic, Accelerus Light and Accelerus