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ESOL Initial Assessment Pack

 

This guide was produced by the Scottish Government's Lifelong Learning Directorate to support practitioners to undertake initial assessment with their learners. Its aim is to help standardise initial assessment approaches, so that the learner can be placed in the appropriate provision.

 

It is recommended that providers adopt the principles, approaches and ESOL levels within the guide, and adopt or adapt the assessment materials to suit initial assessment procedures within their organisation.

 

Browse through the guide using the chapter links below.

 

Alternatively, the entire contents of the Pack (with the exception of the video clips) can be downloaded in Word (22Mb) or pdf (4.3Mb).

 

 

ESOL Initial Assessment Pack, Additional Materials

 

These additional materials are based on feedback received from practitioners using the original assessment pack. You can view the recently added ESOL Initial Assessment Pack, Additional Materials at the foot of the page. The entire contents of the Initial Assessment Pack, Additional Materials (with the exception of the e-version materials and videos) can be downloaded in Word version (28Mb) or pdf version (8Mb).

 

 

Introduction

 

Assessing the learner

 

Appendices

 

ESOL Initial Assessment Pack, Additional Materials

 

Lower Level Descriptors

 

A set of lower level descriptors has been devised to help practitioners and providers to distinguish between lower levels of ESOL and to adopt a standard set of descriptors. Access the descriptors here.