HOW CAN WE
In this guide you'll find detailed instructions on how to get your 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.
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PLEASE REVIEW THESE INSTRUCTIONS AS THEY HAVE RECENTLY CHANGED TO ACCOMMODATE THE LATEST SYSTEM UPDATE.
EXPORTING 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
Find '_Tracker+ Master Basedata Export' (or '_Tracker+ Export') 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 give this file a name and change the save as type to 'Excel Workbook'.
IMPORTANT: Close the data file that you just exported from SIMS and saved.
IMPORTING YOUR DATA INTO TRACKER+
The final step is to import your data into Tracker+. Click the 'Import data' button and select 'Import Teacher Assessments'. Select the file you just exported from SIMS in the dialogue box followed by the Pre-School data file and the import will begin automatically.
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.