Alejo M. Pacalso Memorial National High School Student Information System

Divine L. Aguilar1, Dr. Ellen M. Halover2, and Hydi D. Toyeng1
1 Faculty, School of Information and Technology
University of Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines
Email: divine@e.ubaguio.edu
2 Head, Quality Assurance Office,
University of Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines

ABSTRACT

Educational institutions regularly collect, process, and generate a considerable amount of varied data. When managed appropriately, data provide information useful for planning, decision-making, policy-making, research, and innovation. One of the most common tools used to manage data is the Information System (IS), an organized combination of people, hardware, software, communications networks, data resources, policies, and processes. Alejo M. Pacalso Memorial National High School (AMPMNHS), which uses a traditional way of keeping and managing records, recognized the need for an IS to address difficulties encountered by the staff and teachers in maintaining the school’s growing data and in producing timely reports. In response, the School of Information Technology (SIT) developed the Student Information System (SIS) to handle AMPMNHS’s student data and generate reports requested by students, alumni, parents, and reports needed by the school and required by the Department of Education (DepEd). The proponents used Rapid Application Development (RAD), which comprises four (4) phases: the Requirements Planning phase, User Design phase, Construction phase, and Cut-over phase. RAD allows the project sponsor and user representatives’ active participation from start to end of the development. The SIS is a responsive web application. Its primary functions are 1) management of students’ personal information, section, enrolled subjects, grades, transfer credentials for transfer students, the school’s curriculums, subjects, class sections, employee information, and 2) timely generation of reports. The SIS was assessed using different testing techniques. It complies with the users’ requirements and possesses the software qualities specified in ISO 25010:2011. The system is ready for use by AMPMNHS.

Keywords: Alejo M. Pacalso Memorial National High School (AMPMNHS), Student Information System, Rapid Application Development.