There are four data sources available for custom attendance reporting. The data sources are described below to help you select the correct data source for the report you are building.
This data source provides attendance and enrollment information at the student level by day. You can use this data source to report on average attendance by grade, student demographic information by grade or school.
This data source provides attendance and enrollment information at the class period level. Often, it is used for secondary school information to report on attendance by day for teacher, class or course periods. You can use this data source to report on course-level attendance or student demographic information by teacher or course.
This data source provides aggregated enrollment and attendance information at the school level by day. As it does not contains student-specific data, it runs very quickly. You can use this data source to report on high-level school trends in attendance, enrollment, and absences.
Demographic Daily Attendance
This data source provides attendance, absence and enrollment information at the demographic group level for each school and day. It does not contain student-specific data and as such, could provide significant performance improvements in reporting. You can use this data source to report on the attendance trends for specific demographic groups compared to their school's average.
How do the Daily Attendance, Class Attendance and School Attendance data sources differ from the version 1 Daily Enrollment, Class Enrollment and School Enrollment data sources?
Schoolzilla has renamed the database tables from 'enrollment' to 'attendance to reduce confusion about what data appear in these tables. Only students with valid attendance data will ever be loaded into these data sources.
There are also three minor enhancements to the data sources. Read more about them here.
Will the Daily Enrollment, Class Enrollment and School Enrollment data sources still work?
Yes. We will eventually aim to migrate all reports to the new data sources so that we can update these data sources to be more performant enrollment data sources that do not include records for every day but rather include an entry and exit date for a student. For now, no reports pointing to the old data sources will break.