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Working with Coppice School to create SmartRubric Goals

'Forcing the Fit' in Special Schools When Karl O’Reilly, Headteacher, visited the SmartRubric stand at BETT 2019, he was looking for an assessment management system that would help him solve a really difficult problem at Coppice School, a community day school for students with severe learning difficulties. Coppice School had already implemented other assessment/progress tracking applications, but none of them were able to show pupil progress in a way that was meaningful for their students. I learned from Karl that special schools frequently have to make do with systems designed for mainstream schools, plugging the gaps with a mix of extra systems and spreadsheets to approximate the unique needs of their pupils and staff. At Coppice, 'forcing the fit' in this way meant it was difficult to analyse the true progress pupils are making— meaning a lot of time, money and effort wasted guessing at which kinds of interventions are working and which aren’t. Karl expla

UPDATED: Integrate your School Data with SmartRubric

We are now ready to connect your MIS to SmartRubric via Assembly! Email  to get set up. Over the next week or so I'll publish some more guidance on how this works, as well as tutorials for those of you who have already connected your systems.  I'm really excited to announce that beginning in September, we plan for SmartRubric to be able to integrate with some school management systems -- SIMS, ScholarPack, Bromcom, RM Integris, Arbor and Advanced.  That means that if you connect SmartRubric to your school MIS via Assembly , you and your department will be able to log in and get marking -- no need to set up classes and students ! The integration won't cost you anything if you have 15 or more teachers using SmartRubric, otherwise, SmartRubric will levy a £6/month flat charge. If you would like to start using SmartRubric in your department(s) starting from September with an MIS integration, I'd be happy to offer you a totally free trial

New features!

Hi all! We've just added some new features, and there are plenty more coming soon. You may now start receiving alerts on your homepage either from us or from other teachers at your school. Soon you will be able to create alerts and link to classes, assessments or students as you will to loop in other members of staff. Ultimately, we would like to show you a feed of relevant information about your students and classes whenever you log in. This is the first (baby) step towards that! Additionally, we've made some features available to department leads and school administrators. Now you can transfer responsibility for an assessment from one teacher to another (useful in case of temporary illness), or add additional teachers to a class. This is all in preparation for the release of our biggest round of features between now and the full product launch in January. We are adding moderation  to SmartRubric! This means that you will be able to request moderation for an assessment,

New Features!

We have a lot of great features planned for SmartRubric. We will be updating continuously to ensure that you get the best possible service. Every now and then we will publish a list of what we have added as well as what we have in the pipeline, so check this feed! The Beta is launching with a fully featured marking engine. You can create custom rubrics and use them to assess your students. For those of you who have tried out the alpha version, here are the beta features we are most excited about. Top new features: Batch upload students to your classes (we have a disambiguation process to prevent duplicates!) Import and export rubric files so you can share them with your colleagues The ability to branch rubrics, so if you want to create two similar rubrics you can just copy one and modify the copy.  Search functionality An improved teacher administrator workflow Significant enhancements to the account registration and administration process Coming soon: Student accou