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Assessing Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Robust English as an Additional Language (EAL) assessments and an understanding of EAL pedagogy are essential if schools are to understand how to accurately measure a pupil’s proficiency in English of both beginners in English and more advanced EAL Learners.

How Can the Equality Diversity Inclusion Team Help?

The Equality Diversity Inclusion Team (EDIT) provide bespoke inhouse support to ensure that staff in schools can independently and accurately assess EAL pupils.

This can include:

  • classroom observations to note engagement in class with peers and staff
  • consultations on background information that needs to be collected
  • advice on available EAL assessment tools – which would best suit the needs of the school
  • modelling of EAL assessments using the schools preferred EAL assessment tool
  • advice on setting smart targets and planning next steps
  • regular reviews of pupil progress
  • in school drop ins for all staff to discuss targeted pupils.

EDIT also offer training, both bespoke and through CPD Online.
During the session staff will:

  • be introduced to a range of assessment tools that enable teachers to effectively monitor and evaluate the attainment of EAL learners
  • be able to set appropriate targets for individual EAL learners
  • identify effective EAL strategies which will accelerate the progress of EAL learners enabling them to reach their targets and for teachers to plan next steps.

For more details and information on how EDIT can help, please click one of the boxes below.

Assessing EAL Pupils for English Language Acquisition E-learning Module

Contact Us

You can get in touch with us using our designated contact page - contact EDIT here!