Alma Releases New Standards Tracker To Provide Educators With A Holistic View of Standards Planned, Taught, and Assessed

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As Standards-Based Grading Grows, Alma Adds Tracking Features to its Integrated SIS and LMS Platform That Enable Educators to More Effectively Plan and Modify Curriculum and Instruction in Real Time

Screenshot of Alma's Standards Tracker

Our Standards Tracker is another step in our mission provide school and district leaders and teachers with a holistic view of student learning as this picture continues to evolve and expand,

Alma Technologies, Inc., provider of the only holistic student engagement platform for K-12 schools, has added a standards tracking tool that empowers educators to more effectively teach to proficiency against any set of academic standards. The tool supports the growing trend toward standards-based grading in schools and districts across the country. Educators get greater visibility into student achievement on each standard in real time and in a way that is aligned to their natural workflow for curriculum and instructional planning.

Alma’s Standards Tracker was designed based on the standards-based grading model. The system provides educators the contextual information they need to gauge class performance against each standard and effectively plan the next steps in their curriculum and instructional strategy. Through an intuitive, streamlined, color-coded interface, educators can easily and quickly plan and track the frequency of lessons taught and assessed against each standard, as well as measure proficiency levels by class at anytime, from anywhere.

The system shows students’ latest proficiency scores on each standard based on their performance in all classrooms so their teachers always know the students’ current skill level. This is particularly valuable as more schools and educators incorporate project-based learning and other multidisciplinary approaches that teach standards across the curriculum, such as working ELA standards into science classes.

“Our Standards Tracker is another step in our mission provide school and district leaders and teachers with a holistic view of student learning as this picture continues to evolve and expand,” said Alma President Jack Macleod. “What was viewed as holistic five years ago, even two years ago, is even more complex and detailed today. We work closely with top education experts through our Advisory Board to support the education community in advancing our collective understanding, improve the process, and accelerate learning.”

Alma is a flexible platform for schools and districts to align their curriculum and instructional plans to state and Common Core State Standards as well as local targets and benchmarks. The Standards Tracker is available for the 2015-16 school year, and will be on display during the ISTE 2015 Conference in Philadelphia, June 28-July 1 in booth #1662.

About Alma
Alma Technologies, Inc., is focused on improving student outcomes by enhancing workflow automation and data management in K-12 education. Its Holistic Student Engagement Platform unites a student information system and learning management system into an integrated, intuitive experience that empowers educators with a 360-degree view of the student learning process. The cloud-based software integrates multiple school and district functions into a single system that chronicles state reporting, curriculum management, lesson plans, grades, report cards, school calendars, inter-school messaging and notes, student data, parent communications, and assessments. At the same time, Alma enables districts to do more with less by simplifying their complex ecosystem of tech tools through consolidation while saving time and money. Alma provides a flexible, scalable solution that can work for any school and any budget. To learn more about Alma and its features, or to request a demo, visit http://www.getalma.com or contact @getalma.

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