Balance is different to other Assessment Tools you may have seen before…
Balance focuses on depth of understanding
No more bands, steps or hashtags! Balance provides you with a 1-9 learning wheel to help you assess a child's depth of understanding against lesson objectives. You can then secure the objective once you feel the child has fully mastered it.
Schools across the country are turning the Balance learning wheel into classroom displays. This lets children discuss their learning, self-assess and know what they need to do next in order to deepen their understanding. This helps with a growth mindset and building a learning-powered approach.
As Sir Ken Robinson says, "learning is personal" and no two children have the same learning journey. Balance allows you to see each individual child's learning journey. You can clearly identify what children know and don't know at any time.
Balance provides you with a default analysis trend line to get you started. However, as you develop your use of Balance, we help you to map your trend line against your scheme of work. The system then provides you with more accurate analysis and guidance on when you can expect objectives to be secure.