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The FreeMIS project is developing a free and better alternative to the commercial MIS (management information system) products currently used in Scottish high schools. It is currently running at North Berwick High School, where is provides reporting to parents, tracking and target setting, notifying the school office of unexplained absences from class via email, and writing positive referrals (certificates which recognise positive achievements by pupils).

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  14 Jun 2006 01:14

    Release Notes: This release adds a user/admin_edit screen to simplify administration. XHTML has been cleaned up. Bug #1497176 has been fixed. Historic tables have been removed from the old PHP version. The admin screen has been improved to edit pupil sets. Coverage of unit/functional tests has been increased. CSS for reports has been cleared up. A bug that made reports vanish if a pupil was dropped from a pupil set has been fixed. All academic_year related details have been put on one form for ease of administration. Heads of Faculties have been given write access to all faculty reports.

    •  13 Feb 2006 18:31

      Release Notes: This release represents a major milestone: the code has been entirely rewritten using Ruby on Rails, and the front end has been completely redesigned based on the SchoolTool layout.

      •  02 Jun 2005 19:48

        Release Notes: The DHTML menus are now produced using Tigra rather than JSCookmenu. Tigra is fully compatible with all modern browsers (JSCookmenu was buggy on Macs). Several gaps in form processing have been plugged: users can really change a pupil's register class, and staff details can be edited. The printing of full reports to parents has been made more efficient: the system does all the processing first (showing progress as it does) before outputting to the browser.

        •  15 Mar 2005 17:46

          Release Notes: This release adds improved reporting. Interim and full reports are both fully tested and debugged, and the user admin is better implemented.

          •  14 Nov 2004 14:09

            No changes have been submitted for this release.


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