Market Leading Assessments
B Squared has been leading the assessment market for 20 years, and is used in over 3000 schools across the UK. Our Connecting Steps V4 software assesses progress across: the EYFS framework; P Scales; the 2014 National Curriculum; and the Adult Curriculum, covering Milestones and Pre-Entry levels. Following new objectives outlined by the Department for Education, we have created breakdowns for all National Curriculum subjects: one based on Steps – replacing the old system of Levels - and the other on End of Year Outcomes. This will allow schools greater flexibility in how they assess and track progress.
Existing customers will be able to transfer their data from the old curriculum to the new curriculum, giving an easy transition.
For more information on the new National Curriculum click here.
Why B Squared?
Our hosted Connecting Steps V4 software offers many unique benefits that are crucial for allowing children to reach their potential. The information recorded can be used to track progress from pupils working at very low P levels to those working on the upper National Curriculum. Results can be displayed in reports and graphs, showing progression toward achieving skills. Reports are automatically updated, and tracks progress across any time period.
Another important feature of our software is the GAP Analysis Module, which enables hosted users to compare data across multiple student cohorts and whole year groups. Schools use this module to assist in the creation of reports essential for Ofsted, Governors and Senior Management. We will soon be launching an upgrade to this software, the Connecting Steps Analysis Module (CSAM). CSAM will provide a broad range of improved functions: faster access to data, improved comparison of group data, greater ease of use and results expressed in far greater detail.
We offer a wide range of training, tailored to your schools’ needs, and offer free support to all our users during working hours.
For more information, please contact us on 0845 4660 141 or email us.
Our fully hosted service means we look after your data and you can access it whenever and wherever you want. We keep your data safe for you, ensuring all access is secure, and removing the need for data to be stored on laptops or mobile devices. Data is backed up every 15 minutes, and all servers are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by B Squared staff.
In order to ensure continued speed of access and security of data, we have recently moved to new data centres. Our main servers are now located in a flagship UK data centre on Cody Technology Park in Farnborough, Hampshire. For additional protection, data is also held in a secondary backup server located at the Equinix data centre, 30km from the primary site. The new data centres offer unparalleled capacity, speed of access, security and reliability.
Connecting Steps iPad App
Our Connecting Steps V4 software can also now be accessed via an iPad app. Free to all B Squared hosted customers, the Connecting Steps iPad app allows teaching staff to easily record and monitor results, wherever they are. Designed to help share information in meetings or reviews, teaching staff can use the app to record observations, and add associated comments, helping to tell the story of a child’s progress.
At B Squared, we are constantly striving to improve and expand our product portfolio. For more information, please click here.