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By taking part in the START Project, Alps schools and colleges across England will be able to benchmark their own performance more effectively, using the latest results data submitted by Alps’ customers alongside the DfE’s national datasets.

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In this blog, Alps Training Director, Jevon Hirst shares how to get the most out of Connect in analysing your in-year data.

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In this blog, Alps Education Consultant, John Roe shares how to combat absenteeism and create effective school attendance improvement strategies using Alps Connect.

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If you are a Subject Leader or a Subject Teacher, you can access the new attainment page from the dropdown menu from inside your subject zone. The table displays the attainment distribution profile for your subject (percentages and student counts), and headline cumulative percentages.

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An increasing number of schools are already using Alps at KS4 as a key part of their approach to improving outcomes. You will have a well-established monitoring and tracking system already at KS4, so why consider changing to Alps? There are three main reasons you should consider investigating Alps further…

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Protecting the sensitive data that schools and colleges choose to send to us is a top priority. To further enhance the protection for our users, we have launched an optional Multi-Factor Authentication feature. This will add an additional layer of protection to our existing password sign-in process.

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Super-curricular activities/resources are designed to help students expand their subject knowledge beyond what is taught in the classroom. They can help students decide whether certain courses and careers may be right for them and be valuable in the development of independent learning skills. In our latest blog, Alps Education Consultant, John Roe explores the diverse range of super-curricular activities available, their benefits and tips to help students gain the most from them.

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Multi-Academy Trust CEOs and School Headteachers are currently waiting for an update on how the DfE plans to deal with the headline KS4 Accountability measures in 2025 and 2026 in the wake of cancelled KS2 SATs. In this blog, Alps Senior Education Consultant, John Philip, explores the range of alternate baseline options that are already proving popular across our Alps schools.

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To support schools and colleges in tracking progress for your current Year 9 and Year 10 students, we offer alternative prior attainment options in Connect, which are already proving popular across our Alps KS4 schools. Join our free webinar, where we’ll give senior leaders at KS4 an overview of how alternative KS2 baselines can be used to set targets and monitor progress across the whole KS4 curriculum.

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In August we released customer-based Attainment 8 and Progress 8 figures. For the first time, we offered their KS4 Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores in Connect. So, how well did our figures and the DfE provisional figures match? Read this blog for an overview of how the resulting Progress 8 numbers generated by Alps measure up against the unvalidated Progress 8 numbers published by the DfE in October 2023.

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The most powerful thing about Connect is that the functionality and modelling tools are available throughout the year for your monitoring grades. As we reach the second half of the Autumn Term, you will most likely have data collection points for your key examination year groups. This short blog gives you some tips on how to get the most out of Connect in analysing your in-year data.

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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.