HAM KS1 to current Milestone Tracking Grids

Today (Monday 13/03/2017) I was tasked with producing Tracking Grids for year groups as they currently stand in their Milestone 2 position. What was slightly more awkward to figure out, was how to report their current position based on their...

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SIMS Profiles 2016-2017

As with earlier years, I’m full steam ahead with my “End of Year” reports to parents using Capita’s SIMS Profiles. Last year I headed them all under EOY-2015-2016, this year I’ve done the same, with the addition of RE (Religious Education) but under...

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How to set up your own programme of study grades – SIMS Assessment Manager Blog

The programme of study marksheets are SIMS version of assessment without levels. Each statement from the national curriculum is available for teachers to assign a grade. Until the autumn 2016 release of SIMS schools have only been able to record...

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SIMS Profiles 2015-2016

As with earlier years I am full steam ahead with “End of Year 2016” reports to parents using Capita’s SIMS Profiles. There was a possibility that I may have used Hampshire’s reporting to parents tools, however due to My own internal deadlines I’ve...

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HAMs to POS Conversion.

I’ve spent a good few hours today converting My Milestone 1 and 2 data from Hampshire’s Assessment Model to Capita’s Programme of Study. As I’re not ready to do a direct conversion from Components to Descriptors yet (that’s a sit...

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Assessment shift – “Programme of Study”

i***** IN PROGRESS *****  When the government decided to switch to assessment without levels, they gave each school autonomy to choose their own assessment scheme and method of recording. Apart from the disarray and lack of assistance with direction, I had...

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Mostly assessment.

This week has mostly seen me doing assessment reporting tasks. I’ve filtered down the “Hampshire Model” reports from year based, into class based along with some other sub filters. I’ve also been producing “Parent Report” style documents Each report and...

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SIMS HAM Assessment

Yes, you read that correctly, SIMS HAM, the HAM being short for “Hampshire”, not some dodgy sounding sandwich from Capita. I finally got My hands on the Hampshire SIMS Assessment resources to allow me to import into SIMS. The information...

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November Assessment

It’s that time of year again; My staff have been busy entering their data into a new Marksheet in SIMS containing specific areas, as I’re yet to transition to the Hampshire Points of Study. More on that coming soon. So...

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Assessment without levels. 

@nowMrsBeattie: @TeacherToolkit Car crash. Every school is trying to reinvent the wheel. The opposite of what teaching shud be. Via –  https://twitter.com/nowmrsbeattie/status/650753723040440320 I’ve been saying this for ages!! Standardisation is the key to monitor progress through a pupils educational life. ...

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Assessing the new breed of SIMS Assessment Manager | Scarfed View | Look Again…

By now, it can’t have escaped your notice that big changes are afoot in the ways schools measure and report progress. The “old” levels system is “out”. For many years, it underpinned the way in which teachers recorded and measured...

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