The Teacher Connect Roster distinguishes between classes which are scheduled in Bell Time periods (periods with defined Start and End Times) and classes which are scheduled in Minute Block periods (periods with a defined length, but not defined Start and End Times). This lesson displays the differences between the Bell Time Periods and Minute Block Periods
Bell Time Periods
- Classes which are scheduled in Bell Time periods will display the period Start and End Times on the class section header.
- Tardy/Dismissed statuses are recorded using the exact time the student entered/left class.
Minute Block Periods
Minute Block feature provides districts the flexibility to define the amount of time instruction is provided, rather than the specific time that the curriculum is delivered. This allows teachers to accurately record the number of instructional minutes a student receives, without representing the pattern in which the instruction is delivered within their classrooms.
- Classes which are scheduled in Minute Block periods will list the period length in minutes on the class section header.
- Tardy/Dismissed statuses are recorded using the number of minutes the student missed class.