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Assessment of functional skills

The LSIS Assessment Starter Kit contains information and guidance about developing effective and robust assessment practices:

Find guidance and more information about all stages of assessment: initial, diagnostic, preliminary skills checks, formative (assessment for learning) and individual learning plans visit the Skills for Life Improvement Programme website.

A three-hour CPD programme on assessment for learning is available on the Being Functional site. This programme gives many links to useful resources for assessment. It includes, for example, self-assessment strategies (such as sort cards) for learners.

A CPD programme, Improving initial and diagnostic assessment for functional skills, developed and piloted in 2012, is available on the Excellence Gateway.

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