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Modular Management System for Schools

By Sally Finley - Posted Nov 1, 2015
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Company: Computer Resources LLC, 1037 Calef Highway, Barrington, NH 03625; 886-665-4046; website: cri-mms.com.

Price: Call 888-665-4046 for pricing information.

Audience: K–12 administrators, educators, parents, and students

System Requirements: An internet connection is required for web access.

Description: MMS is a fully integrated student information system that lets the user manage daily operations of a school or district.

 

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Overall Rating:5 Stars
Installation:A
Content/Features:A
Ease of Use:A
Product Support: A

 

Reviewer Comments:

Installation/Access: Modular Management System for Schools (MMS for Schools) can be installed by the company on a district server, or components can be accessed as a hosted, web-based service. Installation Rating

Content/Features: MMS-OnLine provides hosting in a secure environment as an alternative to installing MMS for Schools in the school or district. It is an alternative to hosting by a school or district.

MMS Enrollment Packets maintain student data for school operations and state reporting. The packets provide a full library of forms that parents can type directly into and an automatic update feature. Forms include health information, emergency contacts, volunteers, privacy policy, school technology, PTA signup, authorizations on legal notices, and criminal background check forms.

MMS incorporates standards tracking and analysis into student management related to Common Core goals.

The Teacher Portal simplifies record keeping. Teachers can access attendance, gradebook, assignments, discipline, school bulletins, progress reports, announcements, and contact information.

The MMS Gradebook provides up-to-date student rosters and tracking on a per-lesson basis. Grades are computed automatically with letter, numeric, or rubric grades. Parents and students have 24/7 access to student grades and assignments.

The Parent Portal allows parents the opportunity to check grades, homework, and attendance to keep informed about their child’s daily progress in school.

The Office Portal provides an integrated database that offers a customizable and flexible platform for creating master calendars, maintaining grades, GPA, progress reports, and report cards. MMS ensures that state department of education reporting requirements are met.

The MMS Payment Portal offers schools the ability to manage fees through payment processing, providing direct access to parents.

The MMS Lunchtime Management integrates health, scheduling, and cafeteria management into one unified system.

One Call Now’s Parent Broadcast provides dial, text, or email contacts to every parent in the school or district immediately. Content/Features Rating: A

Ease of Use: MMS is quick and easy to navigate. Ease of Use Rating: A

Product Support: An Implementation Plan is mapped out based on individual needs of the user. It includes installation, data conversion, training, and guidance with all the details. Support is offered remotely via the internet and includes a Video Learning Center that offers 15-minute video tutorials.

A list of 90-minute training webinars is available to users. Webinars require a connection to the internet and a phone for voice. An Unlimited Webinar Subscription is also offered.

On-site training is also available for users.

MMS User’s Group Meetings provide the opportunity to ask questions and share information with other users. Product Support Rating: A

Recommendation: MMS provides an invaluable service that allows schools to better serve students and the community. With this program, data and information are accessible when and where needed. One of my favorite features is The Staff View, which keeps administrators and educators aware of students’ daily progress to identify which students are falling behinds and who may benefit from intervention.

I like the many support options that allow the user to focus on curriculum and not IT issues. This is an excellent resource for schools and districts that want to focus on student progress instead of school management issues. Highly Recommended

Reviewer: Sally Finley is an educational consultant in Coral Springs, Fla. Her email address is sallyfinley1@yahoo.com.


 
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