I am using Excel 2000 on Windows 98 working with an existing spreadsheet trying to modify it for better use among teachers. I have the existing file here for you to download: http://connes.wcpss.net/Excel/
I would like to know if there is a way and/or formula to have the "running records data" sheet gather information on what the teacher entered for the students show up on the "individual" sheet. At the same time I do not want it to bring up the books which have no information entered or old data. For example, if I entered data for "Abe" and it was on books 31-32 (and levels 1-2 & 3-4 from a earlier date in the school year), I would like only Books 31-32 to show up when I enter Abe's name on the individual sheet. Abe's most recent book is Fortune's Friend(Book level 31-32)(He is basically done being tested) and Katherine's most recent book level is Nick's Glasses (Book level 7-8). Of course, we would do this type of sorting throughout the year to see the progress of the class and to create groups to do instruction on the students instructional level. I will have the end-user enter the date of when they actually took the assessment so there will be a cell with the date in it. We could do a sort on the "most recent date" with a formula or use VBA to accomplish this. Can you think of a formula Or a solution for this problem?