Education Forms Processing
DRS works in partnership with Local Authorities, schools, colleges, universities and adult education establishments in improving accuracy and reducing the administrative burden associated with manual document and data capture. It has extensive experience in providing advanced technologies to capture and process data either on a client site or in its secure data capture bureau:
- Multiple Choice Questionnaires
- Pupil, Student and Parent Feedback
- Continual Professional Development
- Student Admissions
- Qualifications on Entry
- Student Enrolment
- Questionnaires and assessment documents
- Research questionnaires
- Objective Structured Clinical Evaluations (OSCE)
Vital data is captured and automatically input into major education Management Information Systems including:
- Tribal / ebs
- Capita / Unit-e
- Agresso Distinction / QLS
- Plus Business Systems / AEC
- Active Data System/TERMS
- plus some bespoke systems
DRS can provide a complete solution, from standard or bespoke data capture forms and easy to use technologies, through to comprehensive training, ensuring you and your establishment maximise the potential of your solution. All of this gives you peace of mind that will enable you to concentrate on what you do best – run your institution and concentrate on student education.
“DRS has made a great difference to the way we approach our data entry requirements. Having access to fast, accurate data without the burden of manual keying benefits now only our students, but our staff as well”
The College of Law London
The admissions timetable is highly pressured and DRS is skilled in supporting the complexities and logistical problems Local Authorities face in the processing of Common Application Forms for both secondary and primary admissions.
The DRS Common Application Form has been designed to meet the shared needs of Local Authorities throughout the UK to fulfil the requirements of coordinated admissions, but can also be tailored to individual requirements.
Forms can be personalised for your Local Authority, pre-printed using student information and batched by school for ease of processing. Automatic checks are implemented and once the data collection cycle is complete, the data is formatted, validated, records flagged where appropriate and returned for importing into your MIS:
- Design and print of Local Authority Common Application Forms
- The ability for parents to download forms on-line for completion
- Data capture of completed forms, including data matching and validation
- Output of completed data files in line with government standards
"Manual data punching is a real headache so the use of the DRS Admissions Service plays a crucial part in enabling us to meet the requirements of the coordinated admissions arrangements."