Any task or event for which an assessment outcome can be recorded. Aspects can be likened to the column headings in a teacher’s mark book. Each Aspect will have a name, a Column Heading and a Type that define the sort of result that can be recorded.
Aspects can be imported and exported via XML files.
Defines what type of assessment outcome can be recorded. There are five Aspect types:
Grade – e.g. A, B, C, D etc.
Marks (Integer) – e.g. 54, 75 etc
Marks (Decimal) – 68.75, 84.25 etc
Age - 12/9, 8/04 etc
Comment – free text up to 1000 characters
Defined to identify sets of related information. Once created, Aspects, marksheets and templates can be associated with one or more Categories enabling the view, in their respective browsers, to be restricted or filtered according to the Categories selected.
Used to organise Categories. For example the English, Maths and Science Categories might all be grouped under the Department Category Type.
Core Subject Indicator. Only used in Wales.
At Key Stage 1, pupil/students who achieve Level 2 or greater in English or Welsh and Maths and Science have a CSI of Y (otherwise N).
AT Key Stage 2, pupil/students who achieve Level 4 or greater in English or Welsh and Maths and Science have a CSI of Y (otherwise N).
At Key Stage 3 pupil/students are expected to achieve Level 5.
Data Entry Column
Any column in a marksheet in which pupil/student results are entered. They can be Aspects or Formula columns.
Data Review Column
A column in a marksheet that is for viewing and reporting purposes only.
paper to a computer file.
In SIMS Assessment, the OMR is an alternative to using the keyboard to enter pupil/student results.
Settings that determine which areas of functionality an individual may use within a SIMS module, e.g. read-only, enter, enter and authorise, authorise etc. These settings can be applied to the different functional areas within a module using System Manager.
The date the result was attained.
Result Entry Date
The date the result was entered on the system.
Results can be associated with a result set to make sure that only a single result will be stored. This single result can be overwritten but not appended to. This might be used, for example, to store End of Key Stage results.
A collection of permissions that define the various areas of functionality a user can access.
The definition of the columns (Aspects) that will appear in marksheets. Once defined, templates are associated with one or more groups of pupil/students to create marksheets.
XML stands for EXtensible Markup Language. XML can be used to place structured data into a text file. XML is the standard used for transferring appropriate data between all establishments/organisations and across all platforms in the education sector.
activating result sets 102
achievement points to individual report format 183
age aspects 94
attendance details to individual report format 179
behaviour details to individual report format 183
behaviour points to individual report format 183
class to individual report format 178
comment aspects 94
data entry columns 115
data review columns 122
formula columns for data entry 133
formula columns for data review 138
grade sets 87
grade values 86
individual report formats 173
individual reports 205
members to user-defined groups 402
report section to individual report format 183
result sets 101
student details 176
supervisors to user-defined groups 405
teacher’s name to individual report format 177, 202