Every school has a story.
Tell yours with Data Lab for Alma.
Data Lab for Alma is a real-time data and insight tool, tracking daily data and signaling important indicators to help schools analyze operations. With out-of-the-box graphs and Alma-built data insights, it’s like having a personalized data team for your school within Alma’s platform.

Data Lab offers infinite ways to help educational leaders use data to see their school’s story unfold.

Real Data. Real Insights. Real Time.

Start using Data Lab to uncover key questions

attendance

  • Overall attendance rate, chronic absenteeism, and attendance patterns – what is my school’s attendance rate?
  • What patterns of absenteeism do we notice?
  • How can we increase outreach?
  • How do you replicate successful interventions?
  • How can increased support pinpoint barriers to attendance?

Behavior

  • Incidents and disciplinary measures — where and when do incidents most often take place?
  • Are certain subgroups disciplined differently than others?
  • Do times of day or physical spaces report more incidents than others?
  • How can changing our approach to specific behaviors reduce days lost to suspension?
  • Are certain schools applying discipline differently than others?

Coursework

  • Specific assignment and overall school and class grades — what are grading the patterns and how do they change over time?
  • Which departments’ grading corresponds to student learning vs. assignment turn-in?
  • Who is failing and how can we engage them?
  • Who has high grades but high incidents reported?

attendance

  • Overall attendance rate, chronic absenteeism, and attendance patterns – what is my school’s attendance rate?
  • What patterns of absenteeism do we notice?
  • How can we increase outreach?
  • How do you replicate successful interventions?
  • How can increased support pinpoint barriers to attendance?

Behavior

  • Incidents and disciplinary measures — where and when do incidents most often take place?
  • Are certain subgroups disciplined differently than others?
  • Do times of day or physical spaces report more incidents than others?
  • How can changing our approach to specific behaviors reduce days lost to suspension?
  • Are certain schools applying discipline differently than others?

Coursework

  • Specific assignment and overall school and class grades — what are grading the patterns and how do they change over time?
  • Which departments’ grading corresponds to student learning vs. assignment turn-in?
  • Who is failing and how can we engage them?
  • Who has high grades but high incidents reported?

Data is more than just numbers,
and your students are more than just data.

Data Lab for Alma tracks school data in real-time, powered by Ed-Fi analytic tables and Google Data Studio’s robust back-end tech. Ed-Fi uses a single, secure, Alma-hosted platform for data storage and management, where data is formatted into a standardized set of rules so it may be shared seamlessly between multiple systems — Google Data Studio and Alma SIS. Data Lab’s plug and play dashboards work immediately so you can start asking deeper questions about your school’s data right away.

X-RAY VISION FOR YOUR SCHOOL

Trackable metrics

Intuitive dashboards reveal patterns in attendance, behavior, and coursework. Generate deliverable reports to highlight trends and help address chronic absenteeism, behavioral interventions, grading, and more.

ADDRESS SYSTEM HEALTH

Strategic insights

Monitor leading indicators to support continuous improvement and proactive interventions. Track specific subsets of students with real-time dashboards to help focus attention, time, and resources to improve student outcomes. 

Identify systematic patterns over time

Focus on equity

Interpreting Data Lab insights can encourage conversations around reshaping school policies that better serve students. District leaders can view multiple schools to enhance consistency, employ supportive & equitable interventions, and recreate successes.

X-ray vision for your school

Trackable metrics 

Intuitive dashboards reveal patterns in attendance, behavior, and coursework. Generate deliverable reports to highlight trends and help address chronic absenteeism, behavioral interventions, grading, and more.

Address system health

Strategic insights

Monitor leading indicators to support continuous improvement and proactive interventions. Track specific subsets of students with real-time dashboards to help focus attention, time, and resources to improve student outcomes. 

Identify systematic patterns

Focus on equity

Interpreting Data Lab insights can encourage conversations around reshaping school policies that better serve students. District leaders can view multiple schools to enhance consistency, employ supportive & equitable interventions, and recreate successes.

From information to insight, let’s tell your story.

Interpreting Data Lab insights can encourage conversations around reshaping school policies that better serve students. District leaders can view multiple schools to enhance consistency, employ supportive & equitable interventions, and recreate successes.

Alma SIS cannot keep growing without the continuing collaboration and partnership of educational leaders like you.

From attending Q&A sessions, panel discussions, webinars, conferences, sending us user stories, and amazing testimonials, your stories have not only impacted everyone here at Alma, but show how deeply you care about the success of your students.

Because of your critical feedback and requests to better serve your learning community’s unique needs, this year Alma has been able to create and rollout programs like:

Navigator, to give administrators a better onboarding experience and more control over workflows across their schools

App Center, to make sure your school or district is able to seamlessly integrate mission-critical 3rd party applications …

And Alma’s Spanish parent and student portal, for more accessible communication with your students and their families, increasing family engagement and promoting equitable educational practices.

Above all, we are incredibly grateful for your tenacity, creativity, care, intentionality, and commitment to the students and families you serve.

We can’t think of anything more worthy of celebration. So here’s to you!

From all of us at Alma, may you enjoy this season of gratitude, celebration, and collaboration not just in this last month of 2021 but into 2022, and beyond.

Alma will be with you every step of the way. Cheers!

Andrew Herman

Co-founder + Chief Executive Officer

Mike Oliver

Co-Founder + Head of Product

Elizabeth Long

Co-Founder + Vice President of Services