This course is designed to complement the utilities recently released by Capita to help you extract and upload your SIMS data automatically into Microsoft Power BI. These resources will be especially useful for MATs, as they show how to upload data from multiple schools.
This course should be taken by anyone with a responsibility for data analysis in primary or secondary schools: senior managers, data managers, primary school senior leaders, exam coordinators and headteachers.
In less than an hour I will try to show you the basic principles of data analysis using Microsoft Power BI.
SIMS users who take this course will learn all the concepts and basic techniques that you need to use Power BI. If you want to evaluate the SIMS Consolidated Reporting resources but haven't used Power BI before, this course will be a useful primer.
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.