I was very interested in your post regarding what your school is doing with Assessment Manager. I have recently (Oct 2007) become Data Manager in a school which had extremely limited usage of data, albeit a very successful school despite that.
Having tidied up the data organisation, generated predictions for each key stage, and started getting assessment data being entered and residuals calculated etc. I am now starting work on departmental sheets. I'm very interested in your views on how much to try and convert complex Excel spreadsheets in to the sometimes frustratingly slow and limited format in SIMS - it would be great to correspond by email or have a chat on the phone?
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