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PDST EAL Assessment PowerPoint
2013 PDST PowerPoint on Assessment and Record Keeping for EAL in Primary
From this document published by the PDST:
English as an Additional Language Assessment Workshop (2013)
(Google it because it's a PDF and the link to the document is very long. I've linked to the ELSTA download of the document linked)
PDST - Tips for using the PSAK (Primary School Assessment Kit)
Tips for using the Primary School Assessment Kit (PSAK)
The following tips are suggestions regarding administration of the tests but are not,
however, intended to replace the guidelines provided in the PSAK.
PSAK (Primary School Assessment Kit)
Primary School Assessment Kit published by the NCCA
NCCA Post-Primary School Assessment Kit
NCCA Published Post Primary School Assessment Kit
PSAK Scoring Sheets
(Made by Annie Asgard) Resource PSAK Scoring Sheets
PSAK Score Record Sheet 2020
(Made by Annie Asgard) Record your students' PSAK scores on this editable Google Sheets document.
Mother Tongue Assessment Pack An initial screening for SEN in Primary-aged EAL children
This pack has been designed to help teachers assess the needs of an EAL child, who is
experiencing difficulties and whom they suspect may have additional needs beyond EAL.
Its purpose is to provide further evidence/indications as to where the difficulties may lie,
when that child is not making the expected progress, even after substantial appropriate
This pack was initiated by Amy Thompson and has been developed and compiled by a
working party of Lambeth EAL teachers and a SENCO.
SESS Functional Language and Communication Resource
This is a resource which teachers can use to inform the planning for, monitoring and evaluation of students’ functional language and communication development. It can be used to support other relevant language programmes, or to assist with differentiation for individual students.
This resource was adapted from the NCCA Primary Gaeilge curriculum (1999). It focuses on the promotion and development of key functional social communication and language skills. SESS would like to acknowledge the Mid-West School for the Deaf, Limerick, who developed and piloted this resource, as well as Holy Family School for the Deaf, Cabra, Dublin. It may be useful for teachers working with students who use different modes of communication including PECS, Lámh, Irish Sign Language (ISL) and Sign Supported English (SSE). It may also be a useful resource for teachers working with students in a variety of school settings who have special educational needs, and may need an adapted language and communication focus to access the curriculum.
It is presented in eight levels. Each level outlines key language functions in a sequential format. These include social interaction, conversation, seeking and giving opinions and information. Learner outcomes and an overview of key vocabulary are presented at each level.
A student checklist and a teacher planning and monitoring checklist are included for each level.
Each level is structured as follows:
Teacher Planning and Monitoring Checklist
Key Vocabulary Guide
Twinkl ESL Assessment Pack
You must be pay for a Twinkl Membership to download these.
How does this resource excite and engage children's learning?
A useful tool for assessing the English skills of ESL beginners students.
ESL Language Assessment Pack contains:
Children's Answer Sheet [PDF]
Language Assessment Teacher Feedback [PDF]
Language Assessment Teacher Recording Sheet [PDF]
Assessment Visual Aids [PDF]
Language Assessment Resources [PDF]
WIDA (World-class Instructional Design and Assessment)
Link to Amy Klipp's Blogpost that explains this 'Can Do' practical assessment of English Language Learners.
Junior Cert Learning Record (Self-Assessment)
Junior Cert Self-Assessment Record suitable for EAL students
Leaving Cert Learning Record (Self-Assessment)
Leaving Cert Learning Record (Self-Assessment) suitable for use with EAL students
Narrell Byrne's Guidelines for EAL for Post Primary
Practical guidance, processes and adaptable resources to develop a whole school framework for supporting EAL learners in Post-Primary
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