Pupil Tracking and Evidence of Learning Software
Schools have trusted the B Squared team for over 25 years. Connecting Steps, our assessment software delivers all the information in a user-friendly format that schools need to improve pupil outcomes, free up teaching time and simplify reporting for senior leaders. Evisense, our evidence of learning platform allows teachers to easily and securely record and share evidence. It can be used with schools’ chosen mobile devices for evidence capture ‘on the go’.
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Connecting Steps simplifies tracking, assessing and reporting progress. It works differently to other assessment software, focusing on continuous assessment to help pupils achieve their full potential.
Designed from the start to be flexible and easy to use, Connecting Steps saves teachers’ time. Multiple inclusive frameworks allow schools to track the progress of pupils working at age related expectations (ARE) and pupils with SEND across early years and primary. It also supports pupils with SEND all the way to age 25.Find out more
Evisense is a revolutionary tool for schools that allows teachers to capture and share evidence of learning. It is the most secure and accessible evidence platform available.
Use our mobile app to collect photos, videos, audio files, documents and observations and share with parents instantly to boost parental engagement. Evidence can be organised and filtered in multiple ways to suit your school’s needs. Link Evisense to Connecting Steps to get a complete picture of pupil progress.Find out more
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Can’t Show Pupil Progress?
Schools we work with often face the same challenge – “We are struggling to show progress for our pupils working below age related expectations”.
Many schools know their pupils are making progress, but that progress may be slow and doesn’t show up in their current system. Connecting Steps assessment software was developed to address this problem. To show small steps of progress we have created assessment frameworks that break achievements down into smaller steps that lead up to mastering a skill.
These steps can be used to build a bigger picture of each pupil’s learning and achievements. Skills gaps and areas for improvement can be identified and worked on to ensure pupils are able to achieve their full potential. These achievements can be quickly and easily demonstrated with photo/video evidence of learning using our evidence management system, Evisense.
Making Assessment Easier
“In a quick glance, you can see the progress a child makes.
It is easy to use and quick to get a progress update.”
Jacqui, SENCO, Broadwater Down Primary School
Having worked with thousands of schools across the UK and internationally, our assessment experts understand the challenges schools face. Our software helps schools to show progress, however small, for all pupils. Here are just a few our Partner Schools…
SEND Assessment: Life After P-Levels
The Department for Education (DfE) are no longer using P-Levels for statutory assessment for pupils with SEND.
We ran a webinar after the announcement called “Are you Ready for the Removal of P Levels?” It introduces the pre-key stage standards – the new teacher assessment framework for pupils working below the national curriculum assessment standards. The webinar also addresses the challenges schools face by its introduction, including what to use to assess pupils working below Year 1.WATCH REMOVAL OF P LEVELs WEBINAR
Don’t Worry – We Can Help
The new pre-key stage standards should not be used for ongoing assessment! Schools need more than this to show the progress pupils with SEND make. Don’t worry we can help! We have introduced a range of assessment frameworks to do just this, supporting schools’ to move away from P Levels.
Our Assessment Frameworks For ‘Life After P-Levels’
For pupils not yet engaged in subject specific learning. Engagement Steps covers the four broad areas of need and the seven aspects of engagement.
For pupils with SEND engaged in subject specific learning in primary schools. For pupils working below Year 1 or working out of year group.
For pupils engaged in subject specific learning. Starts at the pre-key stage standards and continues up, covering a wide range of subjects.
Curriculum for Excellence
Our frameworks for schools in Scotland to support the Curriculum for Excellence, Milestones and SQA Nationals 1-4
We have worked with schools in North Lanarkshire to create products to support evidencing of the CfE experiences and outcomes (Es & Os) and the tracking of CfE assessment benchmarks and pre-early level milestones.Our Steps to Excellence assessment framework covers the 8 CfE Curriculum areas from Early to Fourth Level & Pre-Early Level Milestones.Watch Curriculum for excellence Webinar
Schools in Scotland use Connecting Steps and Evisense together to record and highlight academic progress and wider achievements. This can be shared with parents, enabling them to engage their children about the day’s learning. Evidence can be linked to GIRFEC, SHANARRI or the DYW.
Curriculum for Wales
Since the announcement of the new Curriculum for Wales for 2022, we have been developing new frameworks for schools in Wales.
Our new assessment frameworks use the Statements of What Matters and the Descriptions of Learning to show small steps of progress for pupils with ALN. Our frameworks cater for pupils working within the Welsh Progression Steps, pupils working on the Routes for Learning and pupils working below Progression Step 1, but above the Routes for Learning.Watch Curriculum for Wales 2022 Webinar
One of the concepts that the Curriculum for Wales has introduced is the Four Purposes. These should be the starting point and aspiration for schools’ curriculum design. Schools can link evidence in Evisense to these Four Purposes so that they can demonstrate how they are supporting their pupils work towards them.
What our Schools are Saying
“Great customer service over the telephone and via email. Our existing system was updated in no time at all and we are really pleased with the outcome, including the Pre-Key Stage standards, Primary Steps and Engagement Steps.”
Assistant Head Teacher/SENCo, Ferndale Primary School
“Amazing product, is so useful to show steps of progress and I use it to influence planning and IEP targets. I currently use the old paper version but the new software looks very time efficient and easy to use.”
SEN Lead, Bluecoat Primary School
“The meeting was excellent and gave me all the information I needed without being over whelming. It sold itself really- it is just what we need and I am really looking forward to using it.”
Head of COIN centre, West Ewell Primary School
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