SchoolTool: the Global Student Information System

Skills slide Gradebook slide Calendar slide Demographics slide Journal slide Intervention slide

Skills and Outcomes
Organize and track student achievement of complex sets of skills, outcomes, or standards using CanDo.

Create and assess student assignments and activities, calculate and report grades through SchoolTool's clean web interface.

Attendance Journal
Improve accountability with online attendance tracking and daily class participation scores.

SchoolTool creates a web-based calendar for every person, group, class and resource. Use the calendar to reserve rooms and other shared resources.

Create and track student improvement plans collaboratively between school staff and parents using SchoolTool's Intervention system.

Demographics and Contacts
Store customizable personal data about students and teachers. Manage multiple adult contacts for each child.

Free Administrative Software for Schools Around the World

SchoolTool is an open source, web based student information system designed for schools in the developing world, with strong support for translation, localization and automated deployment and updates via the Ubuntu Linux installer and package management system.

What's New?

You want a free School Information System? Try SchoolTool.

Joshua Perry, Director of Programme Support for ARK Schools writes:

A group of us at ARK (@ARKcharity) and PEAS (@PEASchools) are collaborating to work out how to approach the School Information System (SIS) in developing countries. The first task is to get something working for the PEAS network of 24 secondary schools in Uganda. But we'd also like our solution to be viable for publicly funded schools in any developing country.

To have a sense of the size of that challenge, you need first to understand the funding disparity between schools in the developed and developing world...
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How to get started.

The core development team supports simple, automated installation and updates for SchoolTool on Ubuntu Linux.

If you are not already running Ubuntu, you can download and install it on a hard drive, or just test it running on a CD or USB stick.

Commercial support, hosting and custom development is available from SIELibre, LLC.

SchoolTool can be hosted on a PC or server at the school site, or a remote server in "the cloud."

SchoolTool and Ubuntu Linux are free software, so you can run it with no licensing fees to serve as many schools as you like. SchoolTool is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2.0.

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Who uses SchoolTool?

SchoolTool is part of ambitious technology deployments on six continents, including: