Skills for Life Diagnostic Assessment Materials

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.

Diagnostic assessment helps to identify specific learning strengths and needs, and usually follows an initial assessment at the beginning of a learning programme, where there is an indication of the need for further, more detailed assessment. It is related to specific skills needed for tasks. The diagnostic information can be included in the learner's ILP.

It is recommended that diagnostic assessment is conducted by specialist teachers of literacy, language or numeracy.

Note: the ICT version of the diagnostic assessment is no longer available.

To access the materials, go to the Excellence Gateway website

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