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Transitioning to Our New Frameworks Webinar

Earlier this week we ran our ‘Transitioning to B Squared's New Frameworks’ webinar. The webinar not only helped customers understand how easy it is to transition to the new frameworks with Connecting Steps, but answered a number of questions we have already been asked as well as others we believe we will be asked in the coming weeks.

Don't worry if you missed it, you can watch the recording here:

 

 

What has changed?

Our new assessment frameworks are similar to our old frameworks in approach, they break down the Primary National Curriculum into smaller steps. Our break downs have been designed to be age-neutral so can be used by pupils from key stage 1 to key stage 4 - the highest levels contain content from the secondary curriculum.

The biggest difference is the levelling structure the frameworks are based on. Another difference is the order the government feels skills should be achieved; a number of skills have been moved around in Maths compared to the P Levels, which schools need to be aware of.

We also released our framework comparison chart in the webinar. Schools will find this chart extremely useful as they move away from P Levels and change the language used in school. The conversion chart shows how Engagement Steps, Progression Steps and Primary Steps compare to the P Levels and National Curriculum Levels.

How to transition?

Transitioning to the new frameworks is nice and easy and is completed in 6 simple steps:

  1. Contact our Support Team, let them know you want to transition
  2. We will recalculate all your data (may take 24 hours), we will let you know when this is complete
  3. Run ‘Confirm Levels Complete’
    ***You must remain logged in for 10 minutes after you start this process for the process to complete***
  4. When this is complete let our support team know (reply to your ticket)
  5. We will transfer your completed level data and let you know once this has been done
  6. Turn off old frameworks

The important thing to remember before you transition is to make sure both you and your data are ready. As part of the webinar we included a number of handouts, these can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:

If you wish to upgrade to our new frameworks please contact us on 01252 870133 or by emailing sales@connectingsteps.com for a quotation. The cost is based on the number of users, the number of subjects and when you purchased Connecting Steps, so will need to be priced individually for each school.

If you have any questions about transitioning please contact our support team by calling 01252 870133 or by emailing support@connectingsteps.com.


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