A question for anyone using PARS
We are currently looking into purchasing software to carry out the following tasks:
Lesson by Lesson Registration (currently looking at Lesson Monitor)
Email/Text Messaging Parents (currently looking at SchoolComms)
Online Reporting to Parents (currently looking at Sims Learning Gateway)
Staff Entering Assesment Data Online (currently looking at Sims Learning Gateway)
I have recently, however, found out about the PARs Classroom Management system which seems to fulfil most of the above and had a few main questions about the software:
- How easy is the email/texting side of the software? Can you send to SIMs groups? Can it be done over the internet or is it a locally installed app? Does it pull parent contact information directly from SIMs rather than a periodic import.
- Am I right in thinking the software would accompany Lesson Monitor for Lesson-by-Lesson registration rather than replace the need for it.
- I have read on the Tasc website that staff can enter grades for students online. Does this writeback to assesment manager or is it just information which is stored in the PARs software?
Thanks for any help,