edge is our new cloud-based School Management Solution (SMS). We call edge an achievement engine because it is purpose-built with practical tools to drive student progress and simplify school administration.
We’ve worked closely with New Zealand schools to develop edge as a unique solution that re-captures what SMS should be all about: student progress and achievement.
Putting teachers in the driver’s seat
We know that teachers are the single most important influence on student achievement, so we’ve developed teacher-centric functionality to simplify routine administration, freeing up more time for what really matters – teaching! Plus, edge revs up the achievement-focus, by pushing sharp data straight to teachers’ fingertips.
edge handles like a dream
When you’re driving student achievement, the last thing you want is to have to take your eyes off the road to find a dashboard control. edge is designed with intuitive navigation that makes it easy to find what you need, so you can stay focused on your students’ learning journey.
In the cloud, not even the sky limits where edge can go. We continue to work closely with schools to make valuable enhancements to edge, and the cloud-based platform means edge schools instantly benefit from these enhancements, with no added cost and no software to install.
What’s under the hood?
edge features Network for Learning key design elements, with NCEA Analysis, Timetable, Fees, Reporting to Caregivers, Electronic Attendance, Online Payments, Early Notification, ENROL, Student Management and Caregiver & Student Web Portals already deployed. Our roadmap for 2013 includes further enhancements to edge’s capabilities to deliver what schools need to continue driving student achievement.
Take a tour through MUSAC edge
Current functionality includes:
- Current Functionality
- Development Timeline
- 100% online, hosted by Massey University
- Automatic updates and backups
- Remote access for Support guidance
- Intuitive navigation based on the role of the user
- Single-source, school-wide data to assess Principal, pupil and staff performance
- Designed to track, analyse and report on student achievement
- Transparent, comparative, objective, accurate reporting
- A system that reports progress and highlights issues
- Tailored, individual, proactive and easy to understand
- MUSAC and school notifications
- Can be used on any internet capable device
- Core student info, MoE Returns (eRR approved), attendance, some assessment and reporting comments, caregiver portal, student portal, running records, numeracy, comprehensive NCEA functionality
- Daily teacher attendance entry, graphical click through presentation of attendance rates, alerts and related items
- Viewing core student data, generic reporting assessments and comments
- Assessments: All MoE required assessments including NumPa, Gloss, IKAN, Marie Clay, SEA, Star, Running Records, e-asTTle export, PAT and BURT
- Individual and group analysis of national assessments
- Daily notices
- Admin can fully edit student data, add pre-enrols and manage leavers and caregivers
- Data is validated on entry to ensure integrity
- A ‘flag’ system displays the completion state of student records, allowing rapid entry of pre-enrollers as well as pre-checking for MoE returns
See how edge has evolved:
- MUSAC launched the new edge online SMS Solution
- Achievement engine – analysis, progress and comparative reporting.
- Adding notes to attendance and assessment
- Personalised reporting to Caregivers
- Tracking and monitoring selected Students
- Bus Lists
- eRR 2013
- Emailing/SMS to caregivers
- New Teacher Interface - Primary and Secondary
- Get Check NSN
- BoT Elections
- NCEA Subject Report
- ENROL - Arrivers, Leavers
- Pastoral - PB4L
- SRT (Student Record Transfer
To get specifics of the above development work please contact your MUSAC agent.
MUSAC Support Team
Phone 0800 600 159