Applying a foundation skills 'lens' to assessment

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Author: Leske, Ann; Sinson, Chemene


Language literacy and numeracy (LLN) or foundation skills are critical for learners in attaining the community, work, or educational outcomes that teaching aims to achieve. Assessment plays a key role in helping teachers identify foundation skills needs, measure progress and acknowledge achievements. Each learner has unique needs and the authors note the challenge in identifying and meeting diverse needs within a learner group. In this article the authors focus on adult learner outcomes and suggest ways to apply a foundation skills 'lens' to assessment through all stages of a training...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Assessment; Skills and knowledge; Literacy; Language; Numeracy; Teaching and learning; Outcomes

Keywords: Competency based assessment; Adult learning; Achievement

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Springvale South, Victoria: Victorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Council, 2017

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Journal title: Fine print

Journal volume: 40

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2017

Pages: pp. 18-24

ISSN: 0159-3978

Resource type: Article

Call number: TD/TNC 128.250

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