The development of a behaviour assessment software tool for a Primary School
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Abstract – Jessie Cleary The purpose of this project was to develop an assessment prototype alongside school staff so that they are able to track pupil’s progress in areas of behavioural, social and emotional development. The prototype was taken through three iterations of redesign with a focus group where requirements were evaluated and edited to form the best set of requirements for the school. The school staff also suggested possibilities for redesign. The final prototype allows staff to enter pupil’s details and create a ‘profile’ for them on a database. This then connects to the assessment data and staff are able to score children on certain behaviours that they exhibit. This project mainly focuses on the usability factors of the prototype and there are many features of usability which are explored and attempted to be implemented into the program. The focus group evaluated each prototype and suggested ways it could be made more usable for them. The project attempts to develop a prototype that is suitable for the widest range of users possible. The prototype has been developed in Visual Basic due to computer specifications of the school and has an underlying Microsoft Access database. It was revealed that the initial requirements gathered from users were far too vague and having a focus group available for redesign of the requirements changed the final system drastically.
BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
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