System Values

The following table lists special system values that can be accessed from a formula.

FunctionDescription
HistoryYearReturns the current school year. Indicates school years as two numbers (like 2007/2008); you should compare the later school year with the previous school year.
MarkingPeriodRefers to the current marking period and can be compared with the marking period keywords defined for the school district.
UserIf the current user is a staff user, this refers to the staff profile of the current user. For other types of users (Admin, Consultant, student, parent, etc.), this is EMPTY.