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debbie



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:37 pm    Post subject: New FREE assessments plus guidance - see homepage Reply with quote

PHONICS INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENT

People might find these new assessment resources very useful for:

1) baseline assessment - finding out some details about learners' alphabetic code knowledge from print to sound (subskill of reading) and from sound to print (subskill of spelling) - to compare with later testing

2) deciding on an initial entry point to the Phonics International programme- based on specific alphabetic code knowledge and level of blending and segmenting skills

3) ascertaining progress on teaching the various units of the programme - which can be achieved by using pre-unit and post-unit assessments

4) diagnostic purposes - observing carefully what learners can and cannot do in terms of the skills of blending, segmenting and handwriting

Please note: The Phonics International programme is designed for assessment to be part of the general teaching and learning processes. Learners are therefore completely engaged with their own assessment and progress at all times. For this they can use a wide range of the teaching and learning resources which are unit-specific and provided via each unit's webpage.
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jennie



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These will come in very handy, Debbie. Thank you!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome, Jennie!

You are the motivator for the 'non-cursive k' alternative assessments!

I felt that as these resources are for 'assessment' purposes internationally, it was fairer that we have the option to select a font that children are more familiar with in their countries - especially when it is for the type of assessment that is 'pre-entry' to the programme.

In our modern age, many children will encounter different fonts which affect letters such as 'a', 'g', 'k' and 'y' in particular.

In fact, I may well make a resource which addresses this state of affairs which teachers can show to learners and raise as a specific teaching and learning point.

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