Assessment Manager Quirk: Marksheet Updates
by, 10th May 2010 at 02:31 PM (3913 Views)
I spotted a little quirk today in Assessment Manager that anyone using it for reporting should be aware of. Over time, staff members will change and the Marksheets that have been assigned will slowly become out of date. In our case, a baby boom amongst the staff population led to a large number of maternity cover teachers being employed and thus assigned to the now teacherless classes.
This lead to the Marksheets that were assigned at the start of term to be out of date and still bound to the absent staff members account and not the one for the new staff member. This means it is important to know who is and isn't on leave.
Luckily Assessment Manager made it relatively easy to update the sheets. Section 3 of the Template screen lets the Assessment Co-Ordinator delete all the marksheets for a subject and re-assign them. This refreshes the list (though a Refresh button would have been preferable). Repeat for all the marksheets in your collection. You don't even have to know who is covering the staff member as whoever is responsible for keeping that information up-to-date will have handled that already. SIMS will assign the new staff member when you re-assign the marksheets.
Unfortunately if you have a lot of marksheets this could be a time consuming process in which case it is time to settle down with a cup of coffee and update every sheet one-by-one. If there is a faster way to do this (like some magical auto-update wand to change every sheet in Assessment Manager to the new owner) please post below with your ideas.
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