Mobile student information system experience unveiled for parents and students

May 31, 2019 | Alma Technologies, Inc.

Alma Technologies unveils a complete family engagement experience, available on all devices and platforms, for its powerful, intuitive online student information system that’s trusted by thousands of education leaders in the United States and globally. AlmaNow is the only mobile SIS solution on the market that provides parents and students with a live, detailed snapshot of learning activities and progress anytime, anywhere.

As schools and districts strive to meet the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act, they can use AlmaNow to increase parent and student engagement and foster ownership of learning. Mounting research shows the importance of parental involvement to student learning. When parents have access to tools like AlmaNow, the more engaged they become in their children’s education. Families want a closer connection to their children’s learning, and AlmaNow helps schools deliver on that promise in the most cost-effective way. According to Pew Research Center, 26% of low-income families are smartphone-dependent internet users. With AlmaNow, school districts can now support these families, as well as the rest of their community, and give them immediate access to their children’s learning data.

AlmaNow provides parents and students the same information-rich and user-friendly experience on a mobile device as they get on a desktop. AlmaNow is designed as a progressive web app, which uses a single-source code, enabling the company to provide a seamless, easily navigable experience and real-time information regardless of the operating system or device. Other SIS solutions are unable to provide users with up-to-date information via their mobile apps and have far less functionality, creating data disparities and time-delays between what parents and students see online using their desktop and a smartphone.

“By expanding our SIS platform with AlmaNow, our school and district customers can provide their parents and students with an unparalleled user experience that fosters both greater involvement and agency in learning,” said Andrew Herman, CEO of Alma. “Family conversations around the dinner table can be richer and more effective when they have accurate, real-time data of students’ academic and social-emotional needs.”

“AlmaNow makes it simple for parents to quickly get a sense about how their children are doing in their classes at school,” said Adam Bellow, Co-Founder of Breakout EDU. ” With a few quick taps, you can see progress, class assignments, announcements, and contact their teacher if you need.”

Alma’s award-winning data visualization features, standards-based reporting and embedded communication tools are available in AlmaNow to ensure students and parents can understand and take action on the information. Students and parents get a multi-dimensional view of student learning that not only deepens the school-home connection but can also accelerate progress as they work together with teachers and school leaders to solve issues.

Alma’s cloud-based SIS, including the AlmaNow mobile app, provides the flexible, future-ready solution school and district administrators need to address the requirements of their unique communities and learning ecosystems while improving communication and family engagement. Alma serves as the nerve center of a school, creating transparency and awareness around what is occurring at both a student and school-wide level. The mission-critical platform enables schools to empower educators with more time and better insight to drive student achievement, both intellectually and socially, and to ensure parents and students that information is accurate and up-to-date. The adoption rate of Alma in schools (with staff, students and parents) is the highest in the industry.

For more information about AlmaNow, visit http://www.getalma.com/mobile.

To learn more about Alma, visit http://www.getalma.com.

About Alma Technologies, Inc.
Alma is committed to transforming K-12 data into insight. Supplanting traditional student information and learning management systems with a modern platform, Alma unites student and learning data into an integrated, intuitive experience that empowers educators with increased visibility for data-driven decisions. The modern design positions schools for progressive education strategies and models, while simultaneously recovering lost time and expense spread across multiple, disparate vendors.

Alma provides a flexible, scalable solution that can work for any district or school, and any budget. To learn more about Alma and its features, or to request a demo, visit http://www.GetAlma.com or contact [email protected]

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