Assessment material

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

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.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E3.3
Rw/E3.2
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E2.3
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
History

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.

Level
E2
E1
Maths
MSS1/E2.4
MSS1/E1.2

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.

Level
E3
E2
E1
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Functional English - reading
Functional Skills English

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.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A 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.

Level
L2
L1
English
Reading
General
Exam tips and help

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).

Level
L1
English
Reading
Context
Education
News, Politics & Government items

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.

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
General numeracy / maths
Measures shape and space

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. Covers all areas of the curriculum.

Level
L1
Maths
Data Handling
Functional Maths
Measures shape and space
Number

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.

Level
E3
Maths
Number
Data Handling
Common Measures

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.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English