Assessing Learners (Secondary & Post-16) with EAL and/or Complex Linguistic Backgrounds Webinar: SASC Authorised
1.5 Million students in maintained schools speak English as an additional language. Over 500,000 international students attend UK schools, 20% of students attending UK universities are from abroad. This workshop will enhance understanding of the issues involved in assessing students with English as an additional language or with complex liniguistic histories for SpLDs.
There will be a focus on distinguishing between literacy difficulties arising from the learner’s language history and risk factors more likely to be linked to a dyslexic / dyspraxic profile. The use of standardised assessment tools will be analysed using case studies, exploring how best to report findings of qualitative and quantitative data.