Assessment material

Initial, diagnostic, formative, summative or self-assessment materials.

100 keywords in alphabetical order

Submitted by Anne-Marie Marsh on Tue, 2015-03-03 20:44

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Ww/E2.1, Functional English - reading, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.1, Functional English - writing

ESOL: General ESOL

General: Dyslexia support

Resource type: Assessment material, Flash cards

Level: M8, E1, E2

First 100 high frequency keywords typed out on excel in alphabetical order.

Editor’s note
A multitude of uses! Spelling or reading assessments / revision, making flash cards, etc.

A job you have done in the past (Discussion)

Submitted by Phoebe McLeod on Tue, 2013-09-10 16:41

ESOL: ESOL Speaking

Free tags: entry 2 verb tenses, Exam practice, jobs

Level: E2

Resource type: Assessment material, Listening and/or speaking activity, Revision material

Topics to discuss based on Ascentis ESOL Entry 2 Speaking and Listening exam. Learners work in groups of 3. Each is given a slightly different topic to prepare and discuss, all based around a theme. In this case jobs. They are all expected to demonstrate use of present simple, present continuous, past simple and future tenses, as appropriate.
Each learner speaks for a few minutes and then the other two ask them questions. Then the next learner speaks for a few minutes, and so on.

Beating Crime - Functional Skills reading

Submitted by Stephen Griffin on Fri, 2013-03-15 20:03

Literacy: Reading, Functional English - reading

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension, Revision material, Worksheet or assignment

An E3-L1 Functional Skills reading resource modelled on C&G assessments. The activities are based around two documents, one from the BBC news website and the other a leaflet advertising a private police service. May prompt discussion on the nature of crime, punishment and the role of the police force in society.

Market Stall

Submitted by Ruth Read on Wed, 2013-02-13 16:20

Numeracy: Functional Maths, N1/E2.7, N1/E2.8, MSS1/E3.1, N1/E3.9, MSS1/E3.2, N1/L1.10, MSS1/L1.1, N1/L2.5

Context: Business & Money management, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Assessment material, Investigation or project

I put this together to explore number calculations and word problems with a mixed group of adult learners, looking at estimating, ways of checking your calculations and ways of reversing calculations.

The learners really enjoyed discussing the idea of running a market stall (they worked in pairs) and came up with lots of ideas of things they could sell. I encouraged them to keep the number of items and the prices/costs simple – otherwise the maths got a bit out of hand!

Writing and checking sentences

Submitted by Diane Lambert on Mon, 2012-09-17 20:15

Literacy: Ws/E2.1, Ws/E2.3, Ws/E3.1, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame

Level: E2, E3

This is used to practise writing sentences in a format that is similar to those used for E2 Functional Skills writing assessments.
It includes a checklist for sentences and a reminder to use conjuntions. I use it after teaching the basics of sentences and conjunctions in order to give an opportunity to practise for the writing assessment. Three different tasks (note, email, complaint) plus a blank for your own task ideas.

Editor’s note also a useful check for E3 students.

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing, Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment

Embedded E3-L1 Functional English (spelling and vocabulary) for
L1-2 carpentry, painting & decorating, and construction courses. Match the name of the tools, fault or material to the correct items.

Museum of London Functional English task

Submitted by Judith Nicholson on Mon, 2012-03-05 21:40

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension)

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension, Revision material

A practice task for Functional Skills English, Entry Level 3 Reading. Includes two texts and related comprehension questions covering all the E3 reading criteria.
With a mark scheme / assessment sheet based on those used by major awarding bodies.

Literacy: Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.4, Functional English - writing

Context: Animal care, farming & equine, Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment

A writing task / practice paper written for an E3 booster writing group of 16-18 year olds.

You want a Saturday job in a pet shop and write a letter to the manager about possible vacancies.

Fully mapped to the E2 and E3 Functional Skills English writing criteria, it also includes a one page tutor marking sheet. Modelled loosely on practice papers from the major awarding bodies but note that the marking scheme / points system is my invention and is not weighted exactly as it should be for formal assessment.

ICT: Developing, presenting and communicating information

General: Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Resource type: Assessment material, Tracking or mapping

Level: E1, E2

First used with a group of E1-E2 numeracy students who had done an ICT based project involving cookery work and visiting a cafe to buy a snack. Print on A4 and fold into a very nice A5 leaflet.
The self assessment check boxes focus on basic money skills (recognising coins, giving change – but also slecting items from a list, weighing, etc.) but there is also the opportunity to link learning to numeracy at home or at college. Ideal for Entry Functional maths / catering / hospitality students.

New Year's Eve E3 English tasks

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Sat, 2011-12-10 13:43

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English, Form filling

Free tags: New Year, Equality and Diversity

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension, Revision material, Writing prompts

A practice paper written for Entry 3 Adult Literacy C&G exams at E3 but suitable for, and fully mapped to, Functional English.

All activities are based on a New Year’s Eve theme. The main text and related comprehension questions are about New Year’s Eve superstitions. Other activities include form filling, alphabetical order, dictionary work, planning and writing, and group discussion.

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