RFID Reduces Class Skipping

ScholarChip, a provider of smart ID solutions for schools, has updated its classroom attendance solution to meet new state mandates, which require schools to actually track the time a student is present in class.

Its automated student time and attendance reporting, also known as ASTAR, is ScholarChip’s latest version of its classroom attendance service and provides accurate to-the-minute reporting of a student’s attendance.

The time a student spends in class is now part of a teacher’s performance review. Without automation, these mandates are difficult and expensive to implement. ScholarChip automates the collection of this classroom data and supports integration with student information systems.

When students enter a classroom which registers the student’s attendance, they need to tap their contactless ID cards on a reader. They also need to tap when they leave the classroom and tap again when re-entering the classroom. The time a student is absent from class is recorded.

There are three platforms supporting ASTAR: a browser-based service, a mobile Android app available for use with NFC-enable tablets and smartphones, and a platform designed to operate with a wall-mounted smart card reader inside a classroom.