Calculating a variety of % in SIMS
Perhaps a walk in the park for you guys but I'm looking for some idiot proof SIMS instructions here...
I'm curriculum leader for Geography and we use SIMS as our whole school data entry system. At the start of each year in KS4 we generate an aspirational target grade for our students. In addition, three times a year we also generate a “progress check” grade, i.e. the grade they would get if they continued to work at their current level at that point in the year.
In order to keep an eye on progress across the cohort and with each class it is in some ways helpful to compare the A*-G and A*-C % from the FTT data, Target grade and Progress check data that we generate.
I then spend a few hours :( each time we do a progress check, calculating these different percentages and examining the state of play.
I went to see our data manager today and asked her if SIMS could generate all these % ages for me automatically once the teachers have entered their data. She said that it was not possible for SIMS to be able to do this… Is that really correct? Someone I know mentioned that the procedure can be achieved and that it involves the "Performance Analysis" module and I need a report that can be set up in the 'Aspects' stage.
As a SIMS novice this means very little to me... Would anyone be able to provide an idiot guide to what I'm after?
Thanks in anticipation, :)