This course is for anyone who needs to be able to create a basic assessment system in a school. So it's for data managers, senior leaders, teachers and potential school employees. It assumes no prior knowledge of assessment manager, but a familiarity with SIMS would be useful. Being online, it's particularly useful for members of staff who want to study in their own time, potential employees in schools and for staff from international schools.
SIMS is installed in over 80% of schools in England and Wales (that's over 20,000 schools). Increasingly, a knowledge of SIMS is seen as an essential prerequisite of many school roles, from administration and class teaching jobs through to senior management roles. People who complete the course will get a thorough knowledge of the process of creating marksheets in SIMS Assessment Manager and will be able to use their knowledge to create new assessment resources for their own school.
Step-by-step, lesson-by-lesson this course builds a typical, fully-functional, robust model marksheet that you can use as a template to roll out a completed system for key stage four.
Completing the this course will allow you to create a marksheet system to enter and analyse your school's most important key stage data. By providing a robust, industry-standard assessment system class teachers and senior managers will have more ownership of data, and deeper analysis, which can be tailored to suit the needs of your pupils in your school.
Staff who know their pupils' data can 'paint the picture' of an individual child's progress and development over a number of years. Identifying strengths and weaknesses early allows for more effective targeted intervention and ultimately, higher attainment and faster progress.
This course has a focus on GCSE and A Level qualifications. However, the techniques also make the course a good general introduction to KS1 through to KS3 applications.
This course covers the following main areas:
A free preview of some of the modules is also available.
This course is mainly delivered through a set of video demonstrations. Some school internet filters may block this content. A demo video is provided for you to test the video content before you purchase the course. In the first instance, ask your school's technical support people to unblock this site. If you find your school still blocks the content, all is not lost! A link to download the videos is provided to allow you to download the content at home and bring into your school via your tablet, laptop or phone. Meanwhile, several lessons are available as free previews - an ideal place for you to check the videos before you purchase the course.
This course can be paid for now using any credit/debit card or Paypal. Alternatively, you can pay by cheque or school purchase order - send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your finance officer needs them here are our details:
Company Name: School Analytics Ltd
Address: 26 Fearnhead Avenue, Horwich, Bolton, Lancs. BL6 7LJ
Company number: 07929374
If you pay online VAT will be added at checkout.
"Also, just to say your training course that I completed was excellent. It gave me a thorough understanding of templates and marksheets before I started in September"
- V O'Neil
I'm an independent SIMS consultant working with primarily with SIMS Assessment Manager for nearly 10 years. I spend lots of time in different schools, talking about the best ways to use SIMS and creating effective assessment systems. I run a popular assessment manager blog full of tips and trick for data managers in schools. I also supply an off-the-shelf assessment system.