“The product is backed with unrivalled technical support, and new features are released on a frequent basis.”
PARS is very flexible; you have the opportunity to set it up to work exactly as you want it and the technical help from TASC Software has been excellent!
“We have had PARS since 2005. We use it for registration, behaviour analysis, attendance and assessment. Its very very easy for staff to use and all the information which is a key point is actually in there and refers back to SIMS. It is tailored to the school’s personal needs, has a particularly impressive impact on learning progress. The data is used to show to pupils on how well they are doing and how they can improve and highlights attendance and behavioural issues with individual student. It can derive some real focussed and direct intervention strategies. You can easily extract reports and analyse the data with the ease of use. It allows tracking and monitoring at class level. It’s an easily accessible communication tool for staff. We use it for assessments and have been tailoring our assessment procedures to make it simpler for staff to use to fit in with our termly reports. Class staff can logon, use the assessment facility, enter marks easily, a whole class report, all takes a class only twenty minutes which is a large improvement from the paper version. We also use it as a strategic tool, identify issues with attendance, behaviour, under achievement and we can identify any issues early allowing for focussed intervention.”
“Following the implementation of PARS, Staff responded with comments like, “very easy to use” and “does what it says on the tin”. Our staff were effective in its use with minor instruction and guidance. PARS is not a complicated application to use and is intuitive in its operation”
“PARS Connect was initially added to allow Senior Leaders to access student details while on duties away from the school network. Connect was quickly rolled out to all staff so that they could access data from home. Connect has provided staff with the ability to find student information from home if they need to make contact out of school hours, they then have the ability to log that call onto Connect so that all staff can access the call log, if necessary. Connect is now being used as a means of recording data on student performance with a view that it will ultimately replace our reporting procedure. PARS Connect has proved an invaluable tool in supporting the PE teachers at school as it allows them to take registers and record behaviour while outside on the field. We initially provided them with windows mobile devices, however have now re-issued them with IPOD TOUCHES as the mobile version of Safari and displays Connect brilliantly. The PE staff now has all their music for dance, gym and register in one mobile device. PARS Connect will continue to be at the heart of any improvements in school as it pulls together attendance, behaviour, and reporting.”
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