NEW Baseline Assessment and Toolkit
The new baseline assessment and toolkit has been designed to help teachers and SENDCos assess and support the needs pupils with learning difficulties. As well as focussing on key skills in Maths and English, it also helps identify possible underlying difficulties.
It is aligned with Pre-Key Stage and National Curriculum Standards up to Year 4. It also takes into account basic functional skills, Best Endeavours and Blank levels.
We have tried to include all the assessments you may need. However, they
are not designed to be used in their entirety. The idea is that you can pick and choose the assessments which are relevant to your pupil. Ideally, they should to be used in conjunction with your teacher assessments to help you identify what your
pupil can do independently and plan next steps.
The Baseline Assessment and ToolKit can also be used to monitor progress, evaluate the impact of targeted intervention and support on-going next steps planning.
Literacy Baseline (Whole Document)
Maths Baseline (Whole Document)
To get the best use out of the Baseline Assessment and Toolkit, we recommend that you attend our 2 half day training sessions which are part of the SENDCo Essentials (free to Bradford Schools)
Dates and Venues for 2020/21 TBC.
This is an initial assessment tool which allows you to unpick potential areas of difficulty your pupil may experience. It is a helpful starting point to support your graduated response and to help you to decide which areas to assess. In addition, it
begins to highlight whether difficulties appear more specific or general in their nature.
Records of Attainment
These documents summarise standards expected from Pre Key Stage 1 up to Year 4. They are designed to be used as working document to map your pupil’s progress. We have included the standards up to Year 4 to accommodate both secondary and primary pupils.
As with the assessment, we have separated the standards iinto distinct sections. We have provided assessments for each section and the relevant assessments are noted above each section.
Literacy Record of Attainment
Maths Record of Attainment
The Assessment Tools
Personalised Pupil Plan
This document is used to create an individual pupil plan. It summarises your assessment findings into a concise and personalised pupil profile, which highlights strengths and areas of difficulty, next steps and supportive strategies.
Personalised Pupil Plan
To complement the baseline assessment, we have created a a Literacy and Maths toolkit which provide a range of strategies and short activities to target specific areas identified in your assessments.
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