SIMS End of Key Stage

SIMS End of Key Stage

The 2016/2017 key stage tests phase commences soon with the Key Stage 2 tests taking place in the week beginning Monday 8th May.

As you will know, key stage tests come at a very busy time for schools with both the test administration and preparation of SIMS for data entry and submission.

Here you will find the comprehensive guidance booklet which sets out all the steps required in SIMS, including:

  • Installing the AMPA resources
  • Selecting the Key Stage Wizards for import
  • Validating marksheet entries
  • Generating individual reports
  • Exporting data for submission

Understandably, as this is a one a year process, even the most experienced staff in schools can find that they’ve forgotten what they did the year before; that’s where we are very much here to help.


Support options

Our experienced Service Desk staff are at the end of the phone to deal with your queries. However, we do have some additional support options:

Remote Service

Our SIMS End of Key Stage remote service has been specifically designed to alleviate school staff of the administrative burden around SIMS setup and readiness for End of Key Stage.


Training

This year we will be offering a half day SIMS Assessment Top Tips & Techniques – Primary course at our London training venue, Swiss Cottage School. This session, aimed at users of SIMS Assessment, will refresh your knowledge of marksheets, missing results reports and various best practices in Assessment Manager.

You may also be interested in the Assessment Analysis courses (Primary & Secondary) we are holding in June.


Onsite consultancy

As ever, you can book a consultant to visit your school to assist with the End of Key Stage processing. Appointments do get booked up quickly so make sure you have arranged something as soon as possible if this is your preferred option.


Please contact us on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 or email the MIS Service Desk if you wish to discuss anything further.


SBS provides Capita-accredited support, consultancy and training for SIMS. Learn more about how to get the most out of your school data.

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