Assessment material

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

St. George's Day Literacy / Functional English

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2011-04-07 17:30

Literacy: Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/E2.3, Rw/E2.4, Rw/E3.2, Rw/E3.3, Rw/E3.4, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Free tags: Equality and Diversity, St George's Day

Context: History

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

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

Based loosely on C&G E3 literacy exam papers, this covers many of the criteria through a seasonal topic.
It includes reading comprehension questions (E3-L1), a dictionary and alphabetical order task (E2-E3), form filling (E2-E3) and letter writing (E3-L2). There’s also plenty of scope for discussion. The form filling and write-to-your MP tasks are also suitable for Functional English. Ideal for mixed ability groups.

E2 Edexcel style time questions

Submitted by Ruth Moulton on Tue, 2011-03-22 19:39

Numeracy: MSS1/E1.2, MSS1/E2.4

Resource type: Assessment material

Level: E1, E2

12 questions on telling the time (also covers extracting information from tables). Ideal practice for students doing E1 and E2 Edexcel (or similar) numeracy exams.

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Functional English - reading, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Assessment material, Tracking or mapping

Level: E1, E2, E3

A student friendly resource. Uses the Functional Skills English Skills Standards / Coverage and Range information to keep track of students’ progress.

Three separate 3-page documents to track success in reading, writing, and speaking – listening – communication.

L1-2 Eurovision Functional Maths assignment

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Sun, 2010-05-23 21:13

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Eurovision

Context: Art Film Media Music TV

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment

A great set of topical questions covering whole numbers, rounding, ratios, fractions, percentages, volume, converting currency and data handling. There is a particular emphasis on working with large numbers. Provides useful revision at any time of year.
40 questions but these are not multiple choice. There is plenty of space for showing working-out and it is fully mapped to L1-2 Functional Maths.

NCFE Literacy test simulator

Submitted by Ruth North on Wed, 2010-05-05 21:22

Literacy: Reading

General: Exam tips and help

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Assessment material

NCFE test simulatorNCFE test simulatorA very clever PPT that simulates the format of the NCFE online Adult Literacy tests (which are quite different to the Move On practice tests) in order to familiarise learners with the screens and experience the zoom function. It also provides useful exam practice for all L1 and L2 Literacy students – no matter which awarding body is being used. There are five sample texts accompanied by 10 multiple choice questions.

Literacy: Reading

Context: Education, News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1

Resource type: Assessment material

A super, and very topical (Spring 2010), practice Level 1 Literacy test based on a letter of protest written to the Prime Minister. 12 multiple choice questions cover spelling, comprehension, grammar, punctuation, paragraphing and purpose of text.
Please also download the related PowerPoint (see below).

Boxes - initial / diagnostic assessment

Submitted by Ruth Read on Sun, 2009-11-15 16:24

Numeracy: Measures shape and space, General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money

Resource type: Assessment material, Investigation or project

Level: E2, E3, L1

Boxes is a very useful hands-on diagnostic assessment activity ideal for the start of term. Covers many aspects of Measure Shape and Space including estimatiung, measuring, rounding, area and volume. With ideas for L1-2 extension. Also suitable for underpinning Functional Maths.

Practice L1 Numeracy test

Submitted by Dave Clapham on Tue, 2009-10-13 16:25

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Number, Measures shape and space, Data Handling

Resource type: Assessment material

Level: L1

A fabulous 40 question practice paper written to provide challenging extra practice after a group of learners participated in a very difficult L1 numeracy test (the levels of the national test certainly do seem to be erratic at times, and definitely harder than when it was first introduced). Unlike the national test, the questions in this test are not multiple choice – making it equally suitable for initial assessment in both L1 and L2 classes.

Practice E3 numeracy multiple choice test

Submitted by Ruth Colclough on Thu, 2009-10-08 16:25

Numeracy: Number, Data Handling, Common Measures

Resource type: Assessment material

Level: E3

Practice E3 numeracy multiple choice test based on the online version available on the Move-On site http://www.move-on.org.uk/
Ideal for revision or assessment purposes.

Literacy diagnostic exercises or quizzes

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2009-10-06 16:25

Literacy: General literacy / English

Resource type: Assessment material, Quiz

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Two start of term quiz or diagnostic exercises (or use simply to get learners into the swing of things!) cover reading comprehension, sentence structure and punctuation, writing and spelling.
One for E2-E3, one for L1-L2.

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