From the TEC: How to use the TEC literacy and numeracy assessment tools – Part 5


TEC expectations of Assessment Tool use

Foundation Levels

1-3

Expected minimum use of assessment areas for all learners (by NSN) Initial assessment options Progress assessment options

Learners assessed at step 5 numeracy and step 4 reading are not required to complete any further progress assessment.

Embedded SAC

 

 

Reading and numeracy assessments are required.  Writing and Vocabulary assessment options are optional. Any adaptive, snapshot or paper-based non-adaptive assessment.

Includes the online or paper-based snapshot STA reading assessment.

Any adaptive, snapshot or paper-based non adaptive assessment.

Includes learners that were ‘Undecided’ or ‘Above Threshold’ in initial STA reading assessment.

 

Learners who were ‘Below Threshold’ in initial STA reading assessment may be reassessed using Starting Points, a vocabulary assessment, or a STA reading assessment.

Industry Training Organisations Embedded Literacy and Numeracy

 

Reading and numeracy assessments are required.  Writing and Vocabulary assessment options are optional. Any adaptive, snapshot or paper-based non-adaptive assessment.

Includes the online or paper-based snapshot STA reading assessment.

Any adaptive, snapshot or paper-based non-adaptive assessment.

Includes learners that were ‘Undecided’ or ‘Above Threshold’ in initial STA reading assessment.

 

Learners who were ‘Below Threshold’ in initial STA reading assessment may be reassessed using Starting Points, a vocabulary assessment, or a STA reading assessment.

Intensive Literacy and Numeracy Fund Assess using STA reading assessment.

 

(Note. Entry requirement is now Step 3 or below on the Assessment Tool).

Online or paper-based snapshot STA reading assessment.

 

Learners who are ‘undecided’ or ‘above threshold’ in initial STA reading assessment can be reassessed using a reading snapshot with ‘no threshold’.

 

Learners who are ‘below threshold’ in initial STA reading assessment may be reassessed using Starting Points, a vocabulary assessment, or a STA reading assessment.

Intensive Literacy and Numeracy Targeted English for Speakers of Other Languages (ILN Targeted ESOL). Assess using STA reading.

 

(Note. Entry requirement is now Step 3 or below on the Assessment Tool).

Online or paper-based snapshot STA reading assessment.

 

Learners who are ‘undecided’ or ‘above threshold’ in initial STA reading assessment can be reassessed using a reading snapshot with ‘no threshold’.

 

Learners who are ‘below threshold’ in initial STA reading assessment may be reassessed using Starting Points, a vocabulary assessment, or a STA reading assessment.

Workplace Literacy Fund

  • TEO Led
  • Employee targeted
  • Employer led
Reading and numeracy assessments are required.  Writing and Vocabulary assessment options are optional. Any adaptive, snapshot or paper-based non-adaptive assessment.

Includes the online or paper-based snapshot STA reading assessment.

Any adaptive, snapshot or paper-based non-adaptive assessment.

Includes learners that were ‘Undecided’ or ‘Above Threshold’ in initial STA reading assessment.

Learners who were ‘Below Threshold’ in initial STA reading assessment may be reassessed using Starting Points, a vocabulary assessment, or a STA reading assessment.

Youth Guarantee

 

Reading and numeracy assessments are required.  Writing and Vocabulary assessment options are optional. Any adaptive, snapshot or paper-based non-adaptive assessment.

Includes the online or paper-based snapshot STA reading assessment.

Any adaptive, snapshot or paper-based non-adaptive assessment.

Includes learners that were ‘Undecided’ or ‘Above Threshold’ in initial STA reading assessment.

Learners who were ‘Below Threshold’ in initial STA reading assessment may be reassessed using Starting Points, a vocabulary assessment, or a STA reading assessment.

Foundation Focused Training Opportunities (FFTO)

 

 

Reading and numeracy assessments are required.  Writing and Vocabulary assessment options are optional. Any adaptive, snapshot or paper-based non-adaptive assessment.

Includes the online or paper-based snapshot STA reading assessment.

Any adaptive, snapshot or paper-based non-adaptive assessment.

Includes learners that were ‘Undecided’ or ‘Above Threshold’ in initial STA reading assessment.

Learners who were ‘Below Threshold’ in initial STA reading assessment may be reassessed using Starting Points, a vocabulary assessment, or a STA reading assessment.

Trades Academies Reading and numeracy assessments are required.  Writing and Vocabulary assessment options are optional. Any adaptive, snapshot or paper-based non-adaptive assessment.

Includes the online or paper-based snapshot STA reading assessment.

Any adaptive, snapshot or paper-based non-adaptive assessment.

Includes learners that were ‘Undecided’ or ‘Above Threshold’ in initial STA reading assessment.

Learners who were ‘Below Threshold’ in initial STA reading assessment may be reassessed using Starting Points, a vocabulary assessment, or a STA reading assessment.

 

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