B Squared Presents Innovative Assessment and Evidence Capture Software at The Academies Show, 2016
- Track student progress with our assessment framework Connecting Steps
- Assess the impact of an individual’s Autism with our profiling tool Autism Progress
- ‘Tell the story’ with Evisense, our revolutionary evidence capture software – 10% discount on the first year’s subscription available if you sign up for a 30-day trial at the Show
B Squared is proud to announce that we will showcase our portfolio of assessment and evidence capture software at The Academies Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 23 November 2016. We have over 20 years’ experience within the assessment sector and are already used by over 3,000 schools and academies across the UK and internationally. Delegates can come and meet our experts on stand F72. A 10% discount on the first year’s subscription to Evisense is available if you sign up for a 30-day trial whilst at the Show.
“We are excited to be attending The Academies Show and look forward to showing delegates how we can help academies record and track students’ progress, and how we continually improve and expand our product portfolio to meet the ever-changing needs of the education sector,” stated Dale Pickles, Director of B Squared. “In particular, we feel Evisense is an incredibly important addition to our portfolio. We hope it will not only transform the way academies and schools record and share evidence, but will also revolutionise how they communicate with parents. Evisense brings it all together in one package.”
Our Connecting Steps assessment framework offers schools unsurpassed ability to track student progress and is capable of detecting even the smallest of improvements. The latest version of our software, Connecting Steps V4, tracks progress across: EYFS, P Levels and KS 1 & 2 of the National Curriculum. Our education team, themselves all experienced teaching staff, constantly update our curriculums and are currently developing progress tracking across Secondary education.
Ease of access and security are key features within our software. Connecting Steps can be accessed via a web browser and an iPad app, meaning results can be recorded anywhere, anytime. We also host data on our secure cloud service. This feature is incredibly popular with schools and we are already trusted with data for over 87,000 students and on average 32,000 assessment points are added into our Connecting Steps software every day.
We have recently launched a new autism profiling tool, Autism Progress, into our Connecting Steps framework. Developed in collaboration with three leading autism charities – Autism Wessex, Scottish Autism and the North East Autism Society – Autism Progress assesses the true impact of autism on each individual. This is achieved by profiling strengths and weaknesses across four key areas of impairment and guiding the development of targeted support strategies.
Using Evisense to ‘tell the story’
On our stand, we will also present Evisense, a revolutionary web-based application that stores and showcases events throughout a child’s time in education in order to ‘tell the story’ from Early Years, through Primary and Secondary learning. Designed to provide teachers with a simple and straightforward way to capture evidence, Evisense will provide schools with a vital bank of evidence that can be used to moderate work. Recording progress is easy – teaching staff can capture key events via videos, photos, documents and audio files. Comments can be added to these events and they can be linked to curriculum areas and assessment points within Connecting Steps.
Accessible via multiple platforms – Android, iOS, Amazon Fire apps and web browser – Evisense has also been designed as a communication tool. Teaching staff can easily and quickly share recorded evidence with parents, giving them a clear insight into their child’s progress, helping to increase parents’ involvement in their children’s education. Security and safeguarding are also key features for any software implemented, and we have ensured Evisense offers unsurpassed safety features, including encryption of all media files and immediate removal from mobile devices on successful upload. Device security, audit trails and child protection lists are also employed.