SIMS Discover (Data Analysis)
About the Service
SIMS Discover is a powerful add-on module to SIMS that allows you to easily analyse pupil data held in SIMS in minutes. It lets you efficiently monitor pupils and can provide evidence for Ofsted and governors.
It is an ideal analysis tool for senior managers to analyse data within SIMS and present data in a highly visual way. The powerful interface enables the data to be presented in a variety of ways including Venn diagrams, bar charts, pie charts and line graphs, with the ability to drill down into the pupil information, giving you all the details to hand to help make critical decisions.
What are the benefits?
- Identify trends
SIMS Discover provides you with graphs that show trends in your data, so you can quickly identify any patterns of behaviour, attendance and attainment. You can also track trends over time. The SIMS Discover screen allows you to choose from a bank of predefined, customisable graphs and simply drag and drop onto the workspace.
- Track your Pupil Premium Children
Ensure that you are "closing the gap" with your Pupil Premium children by tracking data trends over time. You can review termly trends over one year or a period of three years.
- Provide the evidence you need for Ofsted and Governors
SIMS Discover has a graphical format which makes it easier for you to extract information for inspectors and governors. You can also export your graphs into any Microsoft Office application such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, which can be useful for school reports, meetings and presentations.
- Transform pupil data analysis
SIMS Discover features a user-friendly interface, with 'drag and drop' actions to simplify the challenging area of data analysis for all your staff.
- Save time analysing your data and involve all your staff
Staff can access all pupil data easily on one screen, rather than using different software packages and find their own answers to the usual complex queries.
- Identify specific pupils and intervene earlier
No pupil should go unnoticed. All SIMS Discover graphs are dynamic and will continuously update, providing the very latest information to help you to identify pupils who may previously have slipped under the radar, and quickly take appropriate action.
The SIMS Discover module includes the following features:
|Simple drag and drop interface
|Find trends and patterns in your pupil data
|Easily create Venn diagrams
|Dynamic groups that are always correct
|Receive automatic alerts
|Compare your data over time
Notes: There is a small installation charge per server and per PC. We recommend that installations are focused on senior staff or staff with data analysis duties.