Perhaps we need a new thread for the 'Assessment Debate'!!
If people are interested in the assessment side of things and the relative merits of CMIS and SIMS in this respect, perhaps someone should start a new thread?
Originally Posted by creese
In the meantime, my understanding is that CMIS is more flexible and concise because of the way it stores the assessment data. Unlike SIMS which needs separate aspects for each subject and multiple aspects for each subject to cope with different grading systems (GCSE, BTEC etc.), CMIS uses generic templates which mean that, for data entry, the user just enters a grade into, for instance, 'Year10 Summer' and CMIS will ensure that the appropriate gradeset is shown and that subject details are assigned automatically. Anyone reporting on the assessment just needs to refer to 'Year10 Summer' to pull through the correct data.
If people want to know more, see you in a new thread!!!