HOW CAN WE

HELP YOU?

 

In this guide you'll find detailed instructions on how
to get your SEN tracking data from SIMS into Tracker+.
If after you've looked through the guide you would
like some further assistance please don't hesitate to
get in touch. It would be our pleasure to assist you.

ICT & DATA SERVICES GROUP

1

EXPORTING YOUR DATA FROM SIMS

Once all your teacher assessments have been entered into SIMS you can analyse the data in Tracker+. To do this, you must first export the data from SIMS.

 

Begin by logging into SIMS and go to:

 

Focus > Assessment > Marksheet Entry

 

There is a single marksheet on each site that needs to be exported. Find, 'Tracker+ Master Basedata Export (SEN)' and double click to open the marksheet. There's a lot of data in this marksheet so it could take a minute or so to open and compile the data. Once the marksheet is loaded click the 'Export' button. If you're asked, export the data as 'Formatted'. This will export the data into Microsoft Excel. Once in Excel, click File > Save As and in the dialogue box that appears ensure you choose 'Excel Workbook' from the 'Save as Type' dropdown menu. Call this document 'sen' (case sensitive). Now close both files and go to Step 2.

 

 

2

IMPORTING YOUR DATA INTO TRACKER+

From here on out everything becomes a whole lot simpler. Tracker+ will handle everything for you. The final step is to import your SEN data into Tracker+. Begin by opening Tracker+ and the SEN data file you created in Step 1 (sen.xlsx). It's always best to open Tracker+ first followed by the SEN data file. Once all files are open click on the 'System Management' tile on the home screen of Tracker+ and authenticate with your System Management password. Once you've correctly authenticated you will be taken to the Import Screen. Click the 'Import SEN tracking' button and Tracker+ will begin to scan for the SEN data file.

 

All that's left to do now is click the Computer icon.

3

RELAX. WE'LL HANDLE THE REST.

Tracker+ will now begin importing your data and building your analyses from it. It should take approximately 20-30 seconds or so. When it's done we'll let you know.