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The Student Information System
our school have been implementing has numerous limitations and disadvantages,
especially in the reports and data analysis fields.We are now considering changing
the System and would like to receive advice and suggestions from other schools
who are satisfied with their system, a user-friendly, ‘smart’ data analysis
interface that converts raw data into a management well-informed decisions tool.
In addition to the regular enrolment,
attendance and grading data, we are looking for a system that does the
attendance absconding reports: a report that highlights missing students from a
specific class (ditching)
Analysis: a statistical report on grades by subject, grade, teachers, ….
Including averages per class, deviation, ….
3.Enrolment for the coming year: our present system does
not allow us to enrol students for the coming year until we ‘roll-over’ our
present students – which only happens end of June.
At present, we have had high
recommendations for Integris and Pearson Powerschool; can you please send me a
brief about the system your school is using, your advice onto what factors to
consider, and your recommendation?
Hi there, I had read all your quries and I think I have something for you. Thanks.-----------------------J2ME Tutoria
Curious as to your eventual solution, as your requirements somewhat match mine.
I've come across Integris and also CMIS but thought that most schools used Capita - SIMS is this not so then?
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In about 85% of Secondary schools SIMS is the MIS. This is to a large extent due to tendering processes that LAs had to undergo to purchase MIS systems centrally which would give schools very large discounts on the full costs. All schools who have become Academies in our LA have decided to purchase SIMS themselves as currently it best meets their needs. However the new versions of both Serco Progresso and RM Integris, the next bifggest MIS, are both 100% webbased versions, which could be interesting for schools in terms of lower hardware and maintenance costs. Some LAs host SIMS centrally effectively making a it a web-accessed application.
What does your LA recommend? They will have to have gone through a detailed tendering process at some stage and will have needed to show due dilligence in examining the merits and faults of each product.
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