New attendance technology struggling in Los Angeles

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

An art teacher assigned more than 70 students in a single period. Kindergarteners listed on high school roll sheets. Students roaming the halls without assigned classes.

These are just some of the problems teachers reported Friday, as Los Angeles Unified's new grading and attendance recording system — known as MiSiS — continued to cause challenges during the first week of school. Teachers were told not to use the system until problems were resolved.

Sun Valley Middle School visual art teacher Bradley Greer said the problems were preventing teachers from getting the school year underway.

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