In this webinar we discussed Small Step Progress with Dale Pickles from B Squared.
For over 20 years, B Squared has been a leader in the assessment market, providing innovative solutions for tracking pupil progress. Their goal is to support educators in effectively monitoring and celebrating the achievements of students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) through our small steps approach. With their Connecting Steps products, available as a web browser application and an iPad app, thousands of schools across the globe have been empowered to track and assess the progress of their students with SEN.
Designed to be flexible and easy to use, Connecting Steps saves teachers’ valuable time while ensuring accurate and detailed tracking of individual pupils’ achievements. At B Squared, they understand that every student progresses at their own pace, especially those with SEN. That’s why they have developed a comprehensive assessment framework called Primary Steps, specifically designed to track small steps of progress made by pupils with SEN against pre-key stage standards. Whether the students are working below Year 1 or over a year below age-related expectations (ARE), Primary Steps enables teachers to record even the smallest of achievements and identify each pupil’s next steps with ease.
The assessment frameworks cover a wide range of developmental levels and age groups. For pupils working below typical development in Early Years, they have the Early Steps framework, while the Birth to 3 years level is further divided into smaller levels to accommodate pupils with SEND. Additionally, the Progression Steps provide guidance for assessing pupils’ progress from Step 5 (2C-2B) to Step 7 (3-4). By utilising their assessment frameworks, teachers can showcase progress made by pupils with SEN in various ways. Whether it’s individual and group reports or highlighting a series of achievements that lead to mastering a skill, the assessment solutions cater to the unique needs of children who develop in very small steps. The accurate and comprehensive data obtained through the assessments also assists in setting meaningful targets and guiding personalised instruction for each student.
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