We specialise in transforming large amounts of data, particularly exam results, into meaningful insights for secondary schools in Ireland in a format that is easy to access and understand. This helps management, teachers and parents to understand information related to the student and better assist students in reaching their full potential.
Potential is different for each student. Each student’s path through school is different. Our goal is to assist schools in helping students to understand and achieve their own unique potential.
Rachel O Connor, Principal of Ramsgrange Community College, says that since they have started to ‘genuinely and meaningfully track results using the Athena Tracker, attainment has absolutely improved across the board’. She also speaks on how the software is ‘incredibly easy to use’, and the importance of that given how valuable a teacher’s time is. She describes the customer support as ‘excellent’.
Dr. Orla Walsh, Deputy Principal of Mount Sackville Secondary School, says the Athena Tracker has allowed them to very clearly track progress of students and is key to them assisting “each student to reach her full God given potential.” She also brings up making the changeover from their own labour-intensive and time-consuming tracking system, to the Athena Tracker giving them patterns ‘right there and then’ after their uploads.
John Cronin, Principal of Castleknock Community College, says that as a company Athena Analytics “gets education”. He says that the Athena Tracker empowers teachers, and it supports the culture of teachers discussing potential with the students themselves. He describes their decision to use the Athena Tracker software to bring their academic tracking to the next level.
Pat Fleming, Deputy Principal of Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk, talks about how he described the school’s academic tracking needs to us a number of years ago and how the software was built and has evolved pragmatically as a result of their feedback. Pat references how the software helps with the issue of focus sometimes falling on the higher and lower-achieving students, and how students in the middle band not achieving their potential ‘don’t pop out’.
Cormac Flynn, Principal of Inver College, encourages schools that are using the software to embrace it full and put it at the center of the assessment policy, not at the fringes. He brings up the benefit of using ‘tangible and empirical based evidence’ to help set students targets, and how presenting the Athena Tracker data to parents has been a ‘game changer’.
“Athena Analytics have provided our school with in-depth analysis of our State Examination results at both Junior and Senior Cycle over the last number of years. Data analysis is invaluable, particularly while navigating the impact of Covid-19 on student outcomes. Our subject teachers, Guidance teachers and Senior Management Team have found Athena’s evaluation and reporting concise and insightful, their analysis has informed many aspects of school planning and curriculum development.”
“CCA has been using Athena for a number of years for analysis of the leaving and junior cert results. We have used the Athena Tracker for the past year to assist in monitoring student’s progress on an ongoing basis. Emily and the company are very professional and supportive at all times. The tracker system is very user friendly and used constantly by the year head and guidance team. Overall we have Athena Analytics very beneficial and would highly recommend the products.”
“In 2020, Athena Analytics offered excellent service in providing estimated 3rd grades for us. We provided our data to them and that was all that was requested from us. The estimates provided were very accurate. They were able to tailor the final student reports to our specific requests and Athena were extremely efficient in the way they generated our Junior Certificate reports. The final product looked extremely professional and gave a great account of the student’s experience in junior cycle.”
“We have been using the Athena Tracker for almost two years and have found it very easy to set up and to use. Athena Analytics have worked hard to develop the Tracker and I have seen a lot of new and innovative developments that take place since we have started using it. The design and continued development of the Tracker makes it a very efficient and effective tool for tracking attainment of all students within our school.”
“We have found the Athena Tracker an excellent resource, particularly for pinpointing students who are underachieving across a variety of subjects and not working to their potential. Management and Year Heads find this especially useful, whilst class teachers find it a brilliant method of collating grades and providing feedback to students based on expected outcomes.”
For a long time we had been looking to compare our DEIS school results with other DEIS Schools. Athena has now made this possible. The service they provide is very comprehensive and efficient. The breakdown is on a subject and level basis. It is very helpful in all our Subject Departments.
I have appreciated working with Athena Analytics on developing reports specific to our school. As a new principal, it was really useful to have a retrospective analysis of our students performance at Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate level. This provided me with an understanding of: how our students were achieving taking account of their potential; our strengths and where we need to focus for improvement.
“The movement of student data across from VSware was straightforward along with showing the system to staff and being able to answer their questions. The support from Emily and the team along the way was excellent and no question was ever deemed stupid. I think COVID-19 has shown us the potential of webinars and Athena remote set up has been a breeze!”
“The Athena Tracker has been really helpful for us as guidance counsellors advising our 1st and Transition Year students in relation to choosing their subjects for Junior and Senior Cycle. We used Athena Tracker to generate individual preferred subject rankings for each student based on the students incoming CAT4 scores combined with their academic performance in school to date. This encourages all students to include probable success as one of their considerations as part of their decision process.”
“We have used Athena Tracker for over a year as an aid to monitoring student progress. It was easy to set up and use and teaching staff have found it a valuable resource. Its ease of use mean it does not add to increasing IT challenges for management or staff. Emily and her team are always on hand to lend assistance. It is a great addition to our teaching and learning toolkit”