Get Up-to-date on the Latest SIMS Development and Help Your School Assess Pupils More Effectively
What is it?
This is a simple guide to the new Programme of Study marksheets in SIMS. The programme of study marksheets form the core of Capita SIMS' new assessment without levels (AWOL) solution. The course will show you how the new marksheets can be used to record formative assessments for the entire national curriculum.
Primary or Secondary School?
From the Spring of 2015 the new marksheets are available for Primary schools. Capita plan to release a KS3 version of these marksheets by the Autumn term. Regardless which type of school you are in, you need to know about the future of SIMS formative assessment.
We assume no prior knowledge of SIMS, assessment without levels or of formative assessment. It would be useful if you are familiar with SIMS, but not essential.
Is it a 'hands on?' course?
We've designed the course so that you can enter your own data as the lesson progresses. Or you can just watch.
You'll get a clear understanding of what the new marksheets are capable of delivering for your school.
How long will it take?
Not long. This is a short course that takes about 20 minutes.
But YouTube is filtered in my school. Will it be blocked?
Give it a try. We're not using YouTube, so that should help. You can also download the MP4 video files to your local PC, tablet or phone and watch it wherever you are.
Did we mention, Free?
Don't forget that Capita SIMS have released these new marksheets to all schools free of charge. And this course of free, too.
I'm an independent SIMS and Power BI consultant working with primarily with SIMS for nearly 10 years. I spend lots of time in different schools, talking about the best ways to use SIMS and Power BI and creating effective assessment and analysis systems. I run a popular assessment manager blog full of tips and trick for data managers in schools.
StartLesson 1: introduction and basics (3:00)
StartLesson 2: Entering data (3:38)
StartLesson 3: Progress term by term (4:40)
StartLesson 4: School expectations and contextual data (5:18)
StartLesson 5: Data analysis (4:26)
StartLesson 6: Overall grades and the Subject/Strand Report (4:59)
StartLesson 7: Summative assessment and the missing marksheets (4:59)
Frequently Asked Questions
The course is optimised to work on PCs, phones and tablets. You can always download the video files and view them offline.
Each video has subtitles so you can turn the sound down and still follow the content.
The new programme of study marksheets are Capita's new solution for assessing without levels. If your school already uses SIMS (and even if you use a third party product for assessment) you need to know about this new functionality. The marksheets are provided by Capita for free and this course is free. Once you finish you'll have the skills to test the new marksheets yourself. Enrol now.