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Compass Product Update: December 2020

Compass Team

The time has arrived for our final Product Update Blog of 2020 - and it’s certainly not our least. For our last instalment of the year, we take a look at our ambulance report within Chronicle Sickbay and new reporting elements in Semester Reports and Learning Tasks.

If you want to remind yourself of what else we’ve released or worked on over the last twelve months, our new Year in Review blog takes a look at Compass’ 2020 from day one of term one to today, with links to our monthly Product Update Blogs throughout. Despite all the difficulties, we feel like we’ve achieved a lot - and we’ve done it all by working collaboratively with school communities across the country. Without you, none of this would have been possible!

Chronicle Ambulance Report

Few things are more stressful within a school community than having to send a sick or injured student to hospital in an ambulance. For all involved, ensuring that the correct information is collected and communicated is a small but significant way of keeping stress to a minimum so that fast, effective treatment can be delivered.

Chronicle Sickbay entries now have a button allowing administrators to generate a PDF export that can be provided to paramedics by print or email, containing all the vital medical information relevant to the student in question. It's a small change, but one that we hope will make a big difference.

New English as an Additional Language (EAL) reporting and assessment upgrade (Vic Public)

We have recently made some updates to our Semester Reports and Learning Tasks modules to meet the new EAL reporting requirements which come into effect next year; these updates reflect the new grading scales, and also enable previous results to be imported and displayed to meet your requirements.

Semester Reports

Within Semester Reports you will find a new element named 'EAL Pathways' in your reporting elements list. To begin using it, enable it in both your reporting cycle administration settings and your next reporting cycle.

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Enable the element and the required strands in each subject template, as you would with any other Victorian Curriculum element.

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You can select the desired settings in Cycle Settings, and import previous results in the same way you currently do for Victorian Curriculum elements. You can also import past EAL results from the older Victorian Curriculum element if you require.

Learning Tasks
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There is a new suite of grading components available for you to use within Learning Tasks, simply search for the keyword 'Pathways' and add and mark them in Learning Tasks as you would with any other element. You can also import these results into Semester Reports, just as you would in the past with mainstream Victorian Curriculum results.

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