Does the 2010 target apply to special schools does anyone know?
At Serco Learning we have offered parental access for free as part of our standard MIS price for seven years. Notre Dame High School in Sheffield who were key in working with Becta around the parental access agenda and what the framework should look like have offered parental access through our Facility MIS for some time now. Im happy to discuss this with people if they want to personal message me. :)
Insight from tascsoftware is excellent. It is extremely easy to configure, reliable and gives access to:
- behaviour (+ _ reports cards, detentions etc)
- assessment data from sims assessment manager as well as exam entries, results and coursework
- sims linked documents
And many other feature too numerous to mention. More importantly they are very responsive to suggestions / requests and have superb tech support. They have even supported us in making all this data availiable through out VLE! Definately recommended.
Just to set the record straight for others not in the area - there are now schools also within Sheffield LA that are also providing Online Reporting via SLG. At least one has been doing so since since last year.
Never meant to give that impresson at all - there is a lot of parental access going on everywhere now with us and SIMS and so on. I was simply reffering to that school as an example as I know they were quite involved with Becta around parental reporting. I want to be on here to answer questions, not to score points, but thanks for pointing it out if you thought people might get that impression. Ive had some good PMs though from schools asking about the topic, so Im just helping to answer points where I can.
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Sometimes it is more telling what is not said than what is. From your post re. Sheffield, it would have been easy for a reader to think that your system held sway in Sheffield rather than holding a minority position!
I suppose it depends on the slant you take and the environment that you are operating in .........
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Just to emphasis that this is my LAST post in this thread!
Blimey did this thread get out of hand quickly! :eek:
We could have used Eportal to allow parents access to student data, but used our Moodle system to link to our Facility/Eportal.
This allows us to filter what information is available from our MIS and also allows parents to see what learners have been doing on the schools Learning Platform.
See Houghton Kepier Learning Platform | Open Source Schools for more.