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Assessment for Learning

Principal focus of the project

The focus of the project was on ensuring that the inital assessment process used for GCSE and Functional Skills Maths was fit for purpose, whilst being streamlined and timesaving for staff.

Areas of learning
What is this about and what were the main findings?

Having identified that their initial assesment process was extremely time-consuming, the project selected the interactive tool - MS Forms. The dedicated IA process was developed, reviewed and trialled successfully, before being rolled out across Essex ACL's  9 centres. They reported that there had been a rise (from 55% to 96%) in learners completing the IA and moving on to pre-course one-to-one interviews with tutors, as it had provided a more positive experience for learners.

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Number of participants who worked with the project
100+
Learners
1
Organisations
2-5
Staff
Name(s) of authors

Essex Adult Community Learning

Name of associate programmes

OTLA 7

Summary

This project aimed to create a new online initial assessment (IA) tool that would more accurately meet the needs of reform Functional Skills Maths learners.

Resource Type: Research report