You can change the Attendance from per period to per day, however, we would recommend doing this at the start of the next school year for consistent reporting. For example, if the per section option is selected for the first reporting period and changed to daily in the second reporting period, the counts will differ in the reports.

In some areas of the software the daily count is used (Academic Profile, Report Card attendance counts, and certain reports), but all absences recorded within or outside the Daily Record Method are stored.

The main purpose for allowing teachers to record attendance per period (although the Record Method is Daily) is for Grade Book grading. This allows the teacher to use the "absent when assigned" or "absent when due" functionality.

For more information on how to change the Attendance Record Method, please watch Taking attendance once daily instead of by period [video]