School Management Project (SMP) is the fingerprints based attendance system that helps to automate the attendance system for students and teachers.
Donor Agency: Florida International University.
Geographical Location: Rangpur, Bangladesh.
Timeline: February 2020 to February 2021
Status: On-going (postponed due to schools being closed for COVID-19 effect)
Dr. Abu S. Shonchoy of Florida International University.
The Digital School Management Project (DSMP) aims to identify how a better digital school management system works in Bangladesh. The project aims to find the gap between the fingerprints based attendance system and the traditional attendance system. Also, the study will address the efficiency and effectiveness of the digital attendance system for both students & teachers at the school. Finally, the research wants to explore how the digital attendance system impact on students’ results and school management as well.
School Management Project (SMP) is the fingerprints based attendance system that helps to automate the attendance system for students and teachers. MOMODa FOUNDATION in collaboration with Florida International University has undertaken this project for implementation in Rangpur District.
Both qualitative and quantitative research tools have been designed for this study.
A total of 40 schools have been selected for this research. 20 schools will be taken for the treatment group to install the digital attendance system and the rest 20 schools will remain as the control for the study. The digital attendance device will send an SMS to the guardian regarding the presence and absence of his/her students at the school. The Headmaster will receive an SMS from the teacher’s attendance status. Along with the attendance data, the digital system will work with exam management, result management student enrollment, tuition fee management, and overall school management system. Weekly data collection will be done from all 40 schools and digital data from the 20 treatment schools.