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Welcome to SIMS Discover Overview. Customer Services Managers Pat Webb – 07703 396501 Sheila Cockin – 07801 136515 Amanda Boychuk – 07799 408001 Lisa Callinan – 07974 393670 Linda Beresford – 07976 436142 Sue Marshall – 07769 239516 Michelle Armstrong -0788 1515366

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welcome to sims discover overview

Welcome to SIMS Discover Overview

Customer Services Managers

Pat Webb – 07703 396501

Sheila Cockin – 07801 136515

Amanda Boychuk – 07799 408001

Lisa Callinan – 07974 393670

Linda Beresford – 07976 436142

Sue Marshall – 07769 239516

Michelle Armstrong -0788 1515366

Zena Fitch - 07801 136647

housekeeping
Housekeeping

Professional Services

agenda
Discover Overview

Technical Requirements

Preparing Data for Discover

Agenda
sims discover overview
SIMS Discover Overview
  • What is Discover
  • What can I do in Discover
training
Training

There are several hands-on training courses:-

    • Discover Overview (half day)
    • Discover Assessment User - for Primary Schools (half day)
    • Discover Assessment User – for Secondary Schools (half day)
  • For more details call the Professional Services team to discuss and book on 0844 8939000
how do i get discover
How do I get Discover?
  • Simplest option is to download from SOLUS 3
  • Alternatively, Discover is available to download from SupportNet

For installation notes visit www.capitaess.co.uk

technical requirements
Technical Requirements
  • SIMS Spring 2011 Release
  • SQL Server 2008.
  • Microsoft .net Framework version 4.0.
  • Recommend operating systems 32-bit and 64-bit versions:
    • Windows XP SP3 or later, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later, Windows Server 2008 R2.

Preparing to Use Discover

  • A CPU with a Core Duo 2 or a higher specification processor.
  • A dedicated graphics card with appropriate drivers installed.
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Permissions

  • Once installed there are two methods to launch Discover.
  • Through Sims. Net; Log into SIMS as usual then access via menu route
  • Focus / Assessment / Discover
  • Via Program Files; use your SIMS log in details
  • Which ever method you use Discover will honour SIMS permissions, no separate Discover permission are required
data preparation for discover
Data Preparation for Discover

Data needs to meaningful. To ensure your analysis is meaningful your data needs to be:-

  • real time
  • accurate
  • complete
data preparation cont
Data Preparation cont...

Behaviour / Achievement Module within SIMS.net

  • Easy to personalise and configure for your school
  • Easy and quick to log
  • See the ‘whole’ child
  • Ability to track and record rewards and sanctions
why use discover
Why use Discover
  • Ease of use; click, drag and drop
  • No complicated menu routes
  • Integrated data
  • Ability to track target groups
  • Alerts; be made aware when groups change
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Your pupil data in one place

  • Real time contextual data already held in SIMS
  • Penn Wood School said; Discover was an ideal tool for sharing cohort characteristics with different audiences eg governors
data entered once used many times

Support

SEF

School Performance

SEN

Pupil Learning

Pupil tracking

External Agencies

Pupil Performance

DFE

Monitor groups

Interventions

Data entered once - Used many times

SIMS

Discover

SIMS Discover helps you to unlock your data

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Thank you for your time today.

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact your Customer Services Manager.

  • Customer Services Managers
  • Pat Webb – 07703 396501
  • Sheila Cockin – 07801 136515
  • Amanda Boychuk – 07799 408001
  • Lisa Callinan – 07974 393670
  • Linda Beresford – 07976 436142
  • Sue Marshall – 07769 239516
  • Michelle Armstrong -0788 1515366
  • Zena Fitch - 07801 136647