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This page contains an overview of the articles related to the Alps client benchmarks for 2023. These will be updated and published as new client benchmarks become available.

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The Key Stage 4 client benchmarks for England are now available in Connect and Summit. Take a look at this article for more information, useful links and two exciting new features available in Connect.

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This article will describe the ways in which you can select benchmarks on the platforms and view your analysis against either the national benchmark or the client benchmark.

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This article contains important information regarding a re-banding of Key Stage 4 analysis in Connect. This has resulted in band changes and therefore MEG changes for your current Year 11 students (September 2023).

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In this blog, Alps Education Consultant, John Roe discuss his experiences of using Alps Connect to support target setting and the development of an aspirational, ‘can do’ culture.  

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In this article we outline why interpretation and analysis of the 2023 Key Stage 5 outcomes should be approached with caution in terms of the value-added grades assigned. We explore the importance of the Alps client benchmarks across 2022, and why full analysis of 2023 should take place once the client benchmarks have been published in Connect and Summit.

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With no SATs taking place in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, current Year 9 and 10 students will not have KS2 SAT scores. This article aims to introduce the different options we will make available, enabling providers who currently use KS2 SAT scores to make informed decisions when choosing an alternative prior attainment baseline. Click here for more information.

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IMPORTANT: This article contains important information regarding band changes and therefore MEG changes for your current Year 10 students as they transition into Year 11 this Summer (2023) FOR ENGLAND ONLY. A number of your current Year 10 students are likely to change bands and some will change MEGs as a result.

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Effective Post-16 transition planning can increase progression to further education and employment, dramatically increase retention figures on post-16 programmes and support student wellbeing. In our latest blog, Alps Education Consultant and former director of Radyr Sixth Form, John Roe shares practical tips that leaders can use to support students to make an effective post-16 transition.  

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The new Performance Measures section for A level attainment metrics will be released into Connect in March 2023. Metrics covered include average grade and point score alongside overall grade distribution profiles. This article shows you what you can expect.

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In this article we outline how to use the client benchmark toggle to view your 2022 outcomes against the Alps client datasets in England.

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This article will give you an overview of the KS4 analysis available in Connect. It will show you how to locate your Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores at both strategic and student level. We outline how to use CAT4 outcomes to baseline students without KS2 scores, and gives an update on the national DfE dataset from the 2022 examinations.