Assessment and learners of EAL

Effective assessment processes for learners of EAL should take into account a range of factors. This aide memoire can support schools to develop appropriate practice for all their learners of EAL.

EAL Assessment Framework

Following an 18-month project led by Constant Leung and funded by the Bell Foundation, this EAL Assessment Framework is available to schools as a free download.

The EAL Assessment Framework can be used to support school staff to make informed formative and summative assessment judgements about their EAL pupils and with tracking of these students’ progress in their acquisition of English over time. It may also be useful for next-steps target-setting for EAL pupils.

The EMTAS Specialist Teacher Team has produced a Position Statement relating to the EAL Assessment Framework.