mark (28th December 2010)
I've read an Ofsted report regarding your school, quoting 'A rigorous system to track students' progress over time has enabled senior leaders to target strategies and tackle a legacy of underachievement. Consequently, gaps in students' learning are closing and students make satisfactory progress relative to their starting points'. Suffice to say this improvement and the system its referring to has been your use of your MIS, however can you say that SIMS is solely able to provide this noticeable change? Surely the effective use of any MIS on the market is going to achieve similar results in schools.Watch out for the brochure 'Freedom to Focus' coming out from Capitaes next term. There will be a quote in there from Ofsted re. use of assessment data in this school! You might also want to conveniently ignore what it will probably say on the front cover, but it's perfectly true!
mark (28th December 2010)
However, I cannot comment on other MIS Systems that I do not use as to their ability to do this.
One wonders how many more employees from this company will join this thread to make comments specifically to myself ........
Isn't one enough?
Good luck in your new job, Richard, but don't bother trying to pursuade me to adopt anything but SIMS. I apologise for not adding you to my Twitter Account either!
Talking of Twitter, @spschools ain't got many followers has it?
Last edited by Sivadam; 28th December 2010 at 08:29 PM.
Im not trying to persuade anyone into doing anything, i just hope that people viewing this threat keep an open mind. Any bias aside, all i implied is that although yes the impact of assessment data and the use of an MIS is measurable, (and favourable i might add), you cannot attribute this to SIMS. If all MIS software are more or less able to replicate similar functions as one another, then surely any other properly maintained MIS can do the same.
Thankyou for the kind words, im looking forward to delving into the challenges of the industry, and feel free to add me on twitter if you wish, unfortunately its not high on my list of priorities so i rarely use it!
Sivadam (29th December 2010)
Last edited by Sivadam; 28th December 2010 at 10:04 PM.
I really fail to understand why you must resort to personal attacks when every one else is trying to have a reasoned argument.
In a previous life I too was a science teacher and during that time a symbol like != would have probably confused me, but apparently it's common place now.
Why have you again mis-interpreted my words? I have inferred that the Quote on the impending SIMS Brochure has been publicised - hence the use of the semi-colon! It is obvious that anybody can browse the Ofsted Reports and my school name is readily available to users of these Forums!
I have also only intimated what SIMS can do and have in no way interpreted this as an attack on SIMS. I just responded to a reasonable question by a new user of this Forum, by actually agreeing with him!
I have made no attack on anybody!
Please read my posts as they are written and not how you wish to interpret them!
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