Assembly's aim is to ease your workload by providing you with a tool that gets you the information you need for everything from everyday administration details to school wide reports for the Board.
What if you could get statistics on attendance at the touch of a button or, if ERO is coming, you know that all the data you need is there at hand in a report that takes seconds to produce.
All of this designed to give you live information to drive student achievement. Our team has listened to, and has worked with Principals, the Ministry and other interested parties and is striving to continue to fine tune develop Assembly so that Principals, New Zealand wide, will always have the vast amount information they need, at their fingertips.
As a Principal or senior manager, you need to be able to quickly find the information on a student - their contact details, behavioural information, medical information and assessment records. With Assembly, all you have to do is type in the name in the search box and you can quickly gather all the information related to a single student.
The attendance module in Assembly is extremely powerful. Teachers quickly fill in their attendance registers. The office is able to update absence information as it comes in, but the true power comes from Assembly's reporting.
Principals are able to quickly display and analyse attendance data for one or more terms, filtering by year levels, classes, gender, ethnicity summary groups and even drilling down to the attendance codes themselves. The power of this analysation allows the school to identify students at risk.
Assembly's student hub allows senior managers to create the setup for planned assessments and publish these out to teachers, over and over again. Staff can sort out which school-wide assessments are going to be completed during the year or the term, select these from your planned assessment list (or add them if you don't have them), then publish them out to the correct year levels just entering the due, available and assessment dates applicable for the current year. You can also create planned assessments for anniversary dates, excellent for OTJ reporting or similar. Once published, when the assessment becomes due, teachers will be able to fill in the results.
Assembly's interactive visualisation tool allows senior managers to easily collate and view school wide information including attendance rates and assessment information. Principals can select the dataset they wish to view, run the visualisation and then filter or sort the data using simple clicks from within the visualisation itself.
Visualisations are extremely powerful tools that bring your data to you and allow you to view that data in multiple ways.
Board reporting is often difficult and frustrating. Collecting the data together and producing it in a meaningful fashion can be extremely time-consuming. With Assembly we have tools that make this process a lot easier. Our high-quality graphs and grids are easily generated and then copied and placed into your board report.
With our new student hub we are working on ways to make the board process even easier and more streamlined.
The Ministry of Education require a number of reports to be produced by term or by year. An example of this is the attendance survey report which needs to be exported from your SMS at the end of each term and sent to the MoE. Assembly produces this report by simply selecting the date range and then pressing a button to create the export.
National Standards reporting is becoming more precise each year. Assembly has been approved for the production of the National Standards spreadsheet tables. In addition, principals are able to analyse their data by using the view, filter and sorting features within our powerful visualisations.
Assembly is fully web-based which means that you don't need to worry about upgrading your software or backing up. Our servers are situated in a large bank in Auckland. We have both daily and monthly backup systems in place, ensuring that your data is stored in case of a disaster.