Resources for initial and diagnostic assessment
There is no nationally developed initial assessment tool designed specifically for functional skills. However, this information on the Excellence Gateway legacy website provides pointers to enable you to develop your own assessment tool.
The new outstanding teaching, learning and assessment (OTLA) exhibition site provides a range of materials for practitioners, managers and leaders across the sector. You can find the OTLA exhibition site on the Excellence Gateway.
This set of diagnostic assessment materials for literacy, language and numeracy (Entry 1 to Level 2) was a national development in 2002. Included are materials for assessing learners on the pre-entry curriculum framework (Milestones 4-8) and materials for assessing the need for support for dyslexia.