For Texas Attendance Reporting, ADA Attendance is based on a student's presence at a particular time each day; therefore a student's ADA attendance is recorded during the class that meets during that time. The student's attendance during that period becomes the All Day Code for that date.
Aeries allows schools to establish a Primary and Secondary ADA Time for typical school days throughout the year, as well as alternate date-specific ADA Times for days that operate with a different schedule, such as an early release date. The Secondary ADA Time is used for students who are not enrolled in a class that meets during the Primary ADA Time.
The Bell Schedule is used to determine which period aligns with the ADA Time. Like the ADA Times, bell schedules can be established for typical days and alternate date-specific schedules.
- All Day Attendance Management must be set to Attendance Time; otherwise the Primary and Secondary ADA Time fields are not displayed.
- Primary and Secondary ADA Times for a typical school day are set on School Options.
- Alternate Primary and Secondary ADA Times for specific school days are set on the Calendar page (click the bell icon), and can also be maintained on School Options.
- When a date-specific ADA Time exists on Calendar, it overrides the times set on School Options on that date.
- If a student is scheduled into a class that meets during the Primary ADA Time, the Secondary ADA Time is ignored. The Secondary ADA Time is only considered if the student is not scheduled into a class that meets during the Primary ADA Time.
The following chart demonstrates when a student's All Day Code is populated based on attendance during the ADA period: