Since national curriculum levels were removed in September 2014, there has been a lot of discussion in ensuring that curriculum, assessment and pedagogy are linked. It is the strength of these links that support quality teaching and learning.
We believe that assessment should be a tool to inform teaching and learning (#learning first), and any assessment system has to be flexible, easy to use, save time and link directly to what is being taught.
Cornerstones Assessment has been born out of curriculum development and our years of experience in senior leadership in primary schools. We know what class teachers and senior leaders need and what has to be provided (whether we agree or not) for Ofsted et al.
We support teacher expertise by providing the tools for schools to develop their own bespoke assessment practice: quality progressive skills, a robust online system and outstanding customer support.
All of this for the annual cost of £250, because we know about school budgets too.
We’ve launched a brand new feature for schools that use Cornerstones Assessment – our online Skills Analysis. As one of many headteachers said, “It just keeps getting better.”
The Skills Analysis allows you to filter your pupil groups and enter skills achieved. It highlights gaps, determines key areas for development and identifies where interventions may be needed. All accomplished without the need for hundreds of clicks to tick individual skills.
The Skills Analysis is built on the foundation of our comprehensive skills and supports quality purposeful assessment with termly skills for English and maths and end of year for all other subjects. It is not about a certain number of skills giving a step or level progression it is about full coverage, where children apply differentiated skills developed from our broad and balanced curriculum. It is about what children do and do not know, not about ticking boxes.
Cornerstones Assessment is designed to work in the classroom, on any device. The system enables true formative assessment anywhere using a PC, laptop or tablet. A system designed for where assessment is going not where it has been.
Mark skills as observed or applied quickly for multiple pupils, or confirm your summative assessments at the end of each term. Whichever way you wish to record judgements, the Skills Analysis will provide the overview you need to support learning.
Support just a phone call away
We know that any system can be confusing and even stressful at times, which is why we have a dedicated team of teachers and consultants, on hand to support you with any question you may have.
Free 3-month trial
The best way to get a true understanding of Cornerstones Assessment is to try it for yourself, at your own pace, at a time that suits you. That’s why we’re now offering a free 3-month trial. No cost. No commitment. No rush.
The free trial gives you full, unrestricted access to our online platform. Not only will you have the freedom to explore our intuitive system, but you can upload and analyse your own data then create and save reports specific to your school’s performance.
If, at the end of the trial period, you decide it’s not for you, you can just walk away. You can even keep your reports as a thank you for taking a closer look. However, we feel that once you see just how much value you get for your money, you’ll definitely want to stay.