Alps to use Assembly to handle data integration between Alps Connect and school Management Information Systems (MIS).
Assessment data analysis is an essential part of school life, but for many schools it is a complex and time-consuming process. Competing systems are frequently used in different phases of a school, and there’s often been plenty of manual spreadsheet work required to make sense of the data.
However, a new partnership between Alps and Assembly is set to transform how secondary schools approach assessment analytics. Alps Connect is the new web-based interactive reporting platform from Alps, the highly-regarded school data analysis and training company. For the first time, the tool allows schools to contextualise and interpret their internal monitoring data in relation to the popular Alps benchmarks.
Alps’ partnership with Assembly will allow them to automate fully the flow of a school’s assessment and exams data from their MIS into Alps Connect. By integrating with the Assembly platform, Alps can take advantage of Assembly’s unique ability to process assessment and exams data from the MIS and pass it on to partners in a standard, normalised format.
Rick Boyce, CTO, Alps: “We’ve had our own methods for extracting exams data from school MIS for some time, but with Alps Connect we wanted to offer our schools more, including the ability to process and analyse assessment data from multiple MIS with the minimum of fuss. Assembly allows us to do just that.”
Joshua Perry, Director, Assembly: "We’ve always had great respect for Alps - for decades they’ve been the leading name in secondary data analysis - so it’s a privilege to be helping them to offer schools an enhanced analytics experience. To our knowledge, Alps Connect is the first UK schools data platform to offer exams and monitoring data analysis with full MIS integration across a range of suppliers."
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Assembly is a non-profit education data venture jointly founded by Ark, an education charity and UK academy trust, and NEON Foundation, the philanthropic arm of a family office. Assembly aims to transform the way schools use data to inform decision-making. Assembly’s cloud-based data platform allows different products to integrate with each other and share valuable data. The platform also offers schools easy to understand, visual analytics combining data from across multiple systems. Assembly doesn’t replace existing systems; it connects them.
Alps is a simple, student focused quality improvement system that supports schools and colleges at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 in ensuring their students make the best possible progress. They provide easy to use analytical reports which are developed to meet the real day-to-day demands of teachers, governors, leadership teams, local authorities and groups of schools.
Alps Connect is their new interactive, online platform, which allows for flexible analysis of school exams and in-year monitoring data using familiar Alps benchmarks.
Alps will be at BETT from Wednesday to Saturday. You are also welcome to contact the Alps team on 01484 887 600.
Joshua from Assembly will be attending BETT from Wednesday to Friday and can be contacted on 07812 104491 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.