Analysing Welsh Assessment Data - Secondary

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Course overview

This course is designed to follow on from the Assessment Essential Skills course. That course covered the importance of a clear school assessment policy, and the key components of SIMS Assessment (including aspects, result sets, marksheets and individual reports).
This course will enable you to analyse students’ assessment results using SIMS Analysis. It takes you through the advanced features of the software to realise the potential of SIMS Assessment and Analysis as a tool to drive improvements in student achievement.

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Benefits of attending

The course is appropriate for both senior leaders involved in the strategic planning of assessment and data analysis as well as staff engaged in the day-to-day maintenance of the assessment process.

What you will learn

By the end of the course you will be able to:
create and manage user defined groups
use marksheets to analyse results, applying filters as appropriate.
build and use group analysis grids to compare the distribution of marks, grades, or ages for a selection of student groups.
build and use aspect analysis grids to compare the results achieved across a range of aspects of assessment.
build and use result set analysis grids to analyse the results achieved by groups and individual students over a period of time.
build and use chance analysis grids to display the relationship between student attainment for two different aspects.
build and use tracking grids.
create basic data analysis graphs in SIMS Discover.

Who is it for?

Previous experience of SIMS Assessment and/or attendance on an Assessment Essential Skills course is required. An understanding of your school's assessment policy and analysis / tracking needs would be useful.

Course details

Phase of education
  • Secondary
Delivery Type
Face to face
Areas of responsibility
Assessment Co-Ordinator
Data Manager
Course code
Multiple Sessions

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