An easy-to-use observation-based assessment framework for pupils with SEND who are not engaged in subject-specific learning
Curriculum: SEND - for pupils not yet engaged in subject-specific learning (formerly assessed as working P1-P6)
Connecting Steps assessment framework: Engagement Steps
B Squared created Engagement Steps to be used as an alternative to P Levels for the assessment of pupils previously assessed as working between P1-P6. The Rochford Review: Final Report recognised that the subject-specific areas assessed by the P Levels were not appropriate for pupils with the most significant disabilities. Used within our Connecting Steps assessment software, Engagement Steps has been designed to identify and record the achievements of individuals with Severe Learning Disabilities (SLD) and Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) who are not engaged in subject-specific learning.
Identify the small steps of progress made by individuals with SLD & PMLD
Connecting Steps has been developed to identify and record even the smallest of achievements. It was designed by a Special Educational Needs teacher who found that existing assessment systems were not able to detect the small improvements achieved by her pupils. Our assessment points can be broken down into the 7 levels of achievement that cover from initial Encounter, through to Engagement and finally Gaining Skills & Understanding, before a pupil is deemed to have Mastered a particular skill. This enables teachers to show a pupil’s progress in the smallest of increments.